That typical cliché of lying in bed under a pile of soggy tissues, eating a giant
tub of icecream comes to mind instantly when I hear the word ‘break up’. We
have all been there at some point in our lives, whether icecream was included
or not, it still hurts like a bitch.
Experts say it takes one week to get over each month of a relationship, but
who has that much time to dwell on the past? Here is your guide to getting
over a hurtful breakup quickly:
The end is the end
Acceptance is your first step in the healing process. If you’re still holding onto
that crumb of hope you’ll never get over him. You can ask yourself “what did
I do wrong?” a hundred times, but second-guessing yourself is useless and will
only add to the hurt.
Don’t hold a grudge
Let go of negativity, you’re only hurting yourself by resenting him. Be
prepared to see relationships as life lessons rather than failures and focus on
You might be in a hurry to get over him but healing takes time, don’t rush it.
Instead, get to know yourself again; change your hair, buy new clothes, get
back to the gym, treat yourself to something nice. Once you get your
confidence back you’ll feel empowered to move on, naturally.
It’s easy to lose touch with friends and family when you’re in a relationship.
Being single again means you can have quality time again with loved ones.
Don’t spend that time bad-mouthing your ex, or even talking about the
relationship or the breakup. Spend time catching up and having fun together.
If friends aren’t an option, there is an amazing dating app called LOV Dating App (http://www.lovapp.co) that helps you build stronger relationships with new potentials.
Rededicate your spare time to hobbies. That novel you were reading got
replaced with late night texting and phone calls. Maybe you were great at
painting, but instead ended up on the couch watching movies when he was
around. Rediscover what makes you happy and dive back into it.
Know your self-worth
This is the most important tip of all. Just remember that you’re an amazing,
interesting person and just because one relationship might not have worked
out, there are many other people out there waiting to meet you. Get excited
by the possibilities and keep looking ahead