No matter how long you’ve been in a relationship with someone, breaking up is never easy to do. Like the song says, “breaking up is hard to do” and when your past lover becomes your ex, it’s not an easy time to navigate — no matter how many times you’ve been there.
It’s not uncommon for us to want to hold on to what we had, but if you’re looking to move forward and not be stuck, there are some good ways you can help yourself get over an ex, and you just have to be willing to go there.
Click through to read 10 good ways to get over your ex after a breakup:
10 Smart Ways to Get Over Your Ex 1 of 11
Breaking up is never easy to do, but you can make it easier on yourself by following these 10 smart tricks.
Allow Yourself the Time 2 of 11
Feeling sad is normal and okay after a breakup, and allowing yourself that space to feel it and grieve is healthy and normal.
Don’t Contact Your Ex 3 of 11
No late night "I miss you calls" or "accidentally" bumping into them. Breaking off contact will be easier for both of you.
Break Up On Social Media 4 of 11
And stop stalking them! With social media and the way we're all so connected now, it would be too easy to check in on their profile and "stalk" what they're up do. Don't do that to yourself.
Frame the Positives 5 of 11
Granted, it may not have been roses, especially since you're no longer together, but framing the positives about your relationship can help you move forward in a much healthier way.
Start Working Out 6 of 11
Work out for you -- not to look better so your ex feels bad about the breakup. Those endorphins that run through your body during a workout can do a world of good for your heart.
Don’t Jump Into Bed With Them 7 of 11
It may be tempting to keep your intimate relationship going or jump back in for "one last go," but that's not smart for either of you! Don't go there and it will be easier on you.
Out of Sight, Out of Mind 8 of 11
While it may be hard to get rid of all the things that remind you of your ex, at least put them away where you can't see them all the time. It will help you move a long much more easily.
Don’t Jump Into a New Relationship 9 of 11
It might feel good to be in a new relationship, but until you've given yourself the space to get over your last one, you'll likely carry baggage over into your new relationship, which is not a good idea.
Stay Busy 10 of 11
Keep your mind off of it and don't just sit around and mope. Go meet new people, try something new and it will help keep your spirits high.
Seek Support From Your Friends 11 of 11
Friends can heal a heart like no other. Hang out with your friends and other people who make you feel better generally about life and you'll start to feel better and forget your ex.
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