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How to Get Over Your Ex?

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Learning to get over your ex is never easy. And at times, it can take years to get over a failed romance. But a little self-help and focus can help you go a long way. Find out how to get over your ex and pull yourself together after a heartbreak.

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How to get over your ex

It is said that it is better to walk away from the broken pieces of a past relationship than to try and pick it up, because it would only cut your fingers.

However it’s not that easy and the feeling of despair only gets worse each time you think about it when it comes to getting over your ex.

Why does it hurt to remember your old flame? Why do your eyes fog up each time you see an old card from your ex or remember a happy moment from the past?

You smile weakly when you remember a funny incident, but even the smile seems to sap away all your happiness. At times, you can’t help but feel like you’re lost in a pit of sorrow and guilt.

Your ex and the feelings within

Deep inside you wish you could have changed a few things in your past, you wish you could have given your ex more time, you wish for so many changes… Now it’s all your fault, or that’s what you tell yourself. Even the worst thing your ex had done to you, when you both were together is forgiven and you convince yourself that everything was your fault.

You tell yourself that you made all the mistakes, and you dwell in remorse and guilt. You crumble to dust within yourself, you reason out all the bad times in your past and you justify it by telling yourself that you could have changed everything.

Do you hate your ex?

On the other hand, you could also hate your ex from the bottom of your heart, and you wish you would never have met this person. But either way, you just can’t get this person out of your mind. This person burns within you like an unfulfilled desire, something that glows beneath the surface, something that does not give you light or warmth, but at the same time someone whom you just can’t extinguish from your heart. The memories of your ex haunt you when you’re alone. You see this person in your dreams, and the more you try to erase the memories, it only seems to hurt more.

Getting over your ex

You try to look out for someone else who can fill that void within the bottom of your heart, but every new person seems so distant from your past that you find it too hard to imagine yourself spending your life with someone this different.

But at the same time, if this new person in your life were to be similar to your ex, you find the similarities very painful. You find yourself in a dilemma, and you begin to panic.

What if you never get over your old love? What if you can never figure out how to get over your ex? How would you go on with your life, with all the painful memories of a happy past without getting over your ex? Would you have to dwell in this despair for the rest of your life? You can’t imagine living without spending time with this person, with whom you just parted ways.

Everywhere you go, you find pieces of your heart, every little thing you do brings back memories of your broken past. You call out to the skies and ask if anyone could survive all this pain.

The wrong way to getting over your ex

You begin to focus more on finding a vent, an escape from the pain rather than confronting the actual problem. You grow desperate to find the answers to questions you haven’t asked yourself. You know it’s over, and you should also realize that getting back with your ex is not a solution.

It only worsens the sinking feeling in your heart, because you’re not even sure if you can hold on to it or suffer the pain once more. You only tend to get more nervous and suspicious, which would eventually lead you to worse circumstances.

Most of us have been there at least once in our lives, and as hard as it may seem now, the pain will pass and you will figure out how to get over your ex. Just as long as you understand the different things you can actually do and figure out how to get over a break up.


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  • Carl
    September 2, 2010 | Permalink |

    About a year has passed since we broke up, and yet, we can not get over our breakup and occasionally date from time to time. It’s just that the situation is not working for us right now. I have a newborn son and she wants to be with me, but it will be a shame to leave my baby before he starts going to school.

  • annie
    October 9, 2013 | Permalink |

    Its only two months now we separated but still its not easy for me to get over because he made me feel loved i enjoyed being inlove, my nights are not easy for me this days. I love him and want to be with him but for some reasons we can’t be together. I want to move on get life but our break up still hold me back. I want talk to someone.

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