How To Forget About Your Ex
A difficult thing you could have a problem with is how to forget about your ex. Breakups are hard enough to deal with, even more so when you can’t seem to get that person out of your head. But with a little time and determination, soon that breakup won’t hurt so badly.
- Allow yourself to have a mourning period. It’s normal to be sad at the end of a relationship. For some people, the end of a relationship is much like that of a death in the family. There are the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
- Don’t keep things in your home that belong to your ex. If your ex has things at your home that are valuable, give those belongings back to her. Either donate or throw away other belongings your ex doesn’t take back. Seeing a constant reminder in your home of that person will not help you to get over your ex; it will simply hinder the process.
- Put away pictures of your ex. It’s fine to want to keep some pictures of your ex because pictures are great memories. During the period while you’re trying to get over your ex however, put them away. One day, when this relationship is just a memory, you’ll be ready to look through them.
- Ex-proof your social networking site(s). While you don’t necessarily need to un-friend your ex when you break up, try to put some distance between you two. Hiding your ex from your news feed is an excellent start. Do your best to resist the urge to check her page for updates. You won’t be able to get over your ex if you’re checking up on her constantly.
- Keep contact to an absolute minimum. Calling or texting your ex every other day will definitely hinder the process of getting over her. If she's the one calling you, keep the conversations short and to the point. If at all possible, attempt to limit conversation to topics that are of importance, such as mutual bills you two may have together.
- Let your friends take you out and cheer you up. You won't have any luck meeting new people to take your mind off that ex unless you put yourself out there. A huge part of getting over an ex is the final stage--when you're ready to move on and meet new people.