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How can you tell that you have really moved on?

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Last Updated: 12/20/2020 at 4:42pm
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Lindsay Scheinerman, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

My work with clients is to help them recognize and build on their strengths to find solutions for the conflicts presented in their lives.

Top Rated Answers
February 4th, 2018 5:59am
I think when you're at peace with yourself and whatever hurt you, you know that you've moved on. when you're still hold on to the anger or sadness, it's hard to let that go to focus on other, better things!
February 7th, 2018 9:47am
when you start to feel that you finally don't need them in your life in order to be happy in your life
February 7th, 2018 9:37pm
you can tell when you have stopped thinking about them all the time and have felt like you can and want to get someone new in your life such as that :))
February 7th, 2018 10:14pm
if you feel you love someone else and dont text call email skype and so on. Its good and healthy if you move on and love someone else
February 16th, 2018 9:44am
You can tell if you've really moved on when you dont feel alot of personal feelings for that person(ex. You've seen your ex. Boyfriend with his new girl and your ex. boyfriend sees you and says hi introduces his new girl and you smile genuinely congratulating him for finding a new girl) you dony feel any attachment or any jealousy just always think that there is someone out there who is the right one for you someone who will love you for who you truly are.
March 1st, 2018 7:10am
when you are able to move ahead without any guilt or past hurt or tension then you have really moved on.
March 7th, 2018 1:53pm
When thinking of the person doesnt hurt you anymore and you treat the past as a valuable memory but something to never go back to..
March 14th, 2018 4:37am
You can say that you have really moved one when the thought of that hurtful memory doesn't affect you anymore. When you have accepted that it happened and that it changed you but it's part of the past now. You are not that person anymore. You're far better and stronger now.
March 16th, 2018 3:43am
You can tell you have moved on when you look back to the memories that held you back and grounded you in one place, and they no longer make you feel and think that you are helpless or alone. Instead they are the best parts of your life, because they were the biggest lessons you learned.
March 22nd, 2018 9:16pm
You feel good for all of the progress you have made. You look back and see how far you have come.
March 29th, 2018 12:57am
You can tell that you have really moved on by being able to talk about the topic without feeling upset or overwhelmed. Feeling comfortable talking about your past experiences is a great step in moving forward!
April 1st, 2018 4:12am
Moving on is subjective. For me, it is a feeling of being able to look back without feeling anxious or upset, but rather with patience and a lighthearted resignation.
April 6th, 2018 1:51am
When the person In question don't mean nothing anymore or no longer crosses your mind.
April 7th, 2018 2:59am
If there is peace in my heart and I know that when I see him again, there’s no pang of anger, sadness or frustration.
April 8th, 2018 6:03pm
When you can think about a person positively, without wanting them back into your life. When you think about them as a fond and loving memory.
April 18th, 2018 6:48am
It is when you stop hating the other person and you are able to forgive that person and yourself, then you truly have moved on. You might not be indifferent about that person but that person is no more your priority.
April 27th, 2018 12:26am
You will begin to feel more happy about being independant, and you can let go of that problem, person, or situation.
April 27th, 2018 1:32pm
You are happy around other people and you don’t dwell on the past. You look at past as a lesson and experience.
May 3rd, 2018 2:09pm
You can officially tell that you have moved on when you do not get a heart-breaking feeling in your chest anymore. when you absolutely know it's over or done with, you will move along without pain, without overthinking
May 4th, 2018 9:31pm
you don't think about that person as much as you used too. you dont watch their social media or re read your messages , you delete them out of your life completely and you wanna move on and talk to new people
May 12th, 2018 7:43am
Once you get to a place where you can think and feel on your own without always drifting off to the image of that person, that is one step closer to knowing.
May 18th, 2018 1:34am
One day you will just know. When you move on from something it generally takes a while for the thoughts and feelings to lessen and lessen until eventually you realise you have moved on.
May 18th, 2018 5:23am
You can tell you have truly moved on when you are no longer drowned in sorrow over the person or experience that you had gone through.
May 19th, 2018 9:11pm
When you wake up and it isn't the first thing you think of. If that isn't any consultation then i don't know what is
May 20th, 2018 12:34am
You may never be able to tell. It can be hard to have to leave a relationship behind. But, there are plenty of people out there. Maybe you should try finding someone else. After all, you deserve to be happy.
May 23rd, 2018 7:58pm
When moving on is no longer something that crosses your mind. If you're thinking about moving on or trying to decide whether or not you're still stuck, you're still on your journey.
May 25th, 2018 4:50pm
When you look at the good things rather than the bad things happened to you. As if you were treating it as a stepping stone rather than a burden. And sometimes, you don't feel bad as much when you hear his/her name.
May 26th, 2018 8:52am
When you are not feeling the pain over a breakup/ situation anymore, and the guilt or anger or whatever strong emotions you have had are gone and a weight is lifted from your shoulders.
May 31st, 2018 6:47pm
You can tell you have moved on when that person is not constantly on your mind and you found someone else who makes you happy
June 6th, 2018 12:25am
When you have finally stopped having racing thoughts about the thing that's been on your mind for so long. When you're out on a walk with a clear mind one day or actually focusing on your work or hobbies the way you once did, that's when you realize that "wow, I really moved on."