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I can't get over my ex girlfriend or boyfriend after a year. What should I do?

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Last Updated: 03/20/2018 at 7:04am
I can't get over my ex girlfriend or boyfriend after a year. What should I do?
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May 29th, 2016 9:42pm
I believe there might be two reasons to that. Or you are TOO MUCH into thinking about this person (don't want it to end, not even in your head. You are having a mental relationship). You are breaking yourself constantly and can't engage in other subjects. Or you are avoiding thinking about the subject AT ALL. You are not allowing yourself to go to whole process of grief. You don't allow yourself to be broken. Either, give yourself some time to think about your feelings (like an hour every other day?), and more time doing things you enjoy.
January 28th, 2016 4:44am
Not setting a time limit or expectancy is important when getting over someone. Allowing yourself to heal properly is important and once you heal moving on is the best thing you can do. Becoming active within your community, having a supportive group that surrounds you, becoming the best person you can be is the best thing you can do. I always encourage an individual to start working out, taking a college course, trying a new activity, becoming spiritual, helping others, etc.
February 21st, 2016 11:24am
you should try to concentrate on other important things may be there is a special someone waiting for you
May 15th, 2016 1:59pm
First you need to try to list all the things you hate about him, or try to push him away. This way he feel distant from you, and you will slowly see him less and also you will slowing have no feelings for him.
May 22nd, 2016 8:54pm
Speak to someone about it,or atleast text them and be cool,and explain how you feel,maybe they'll understand and help you
June 9th, 2016 10:28pm
Remove everything about her/him, on your phone or maybe in your room, if you haven't done that already. Keep your mind busy, and remember, sometimes i takes way longer to get over a breakup than you think. Good luck! :)
December 4th, 2017 5:11am
Moving on takes time. Maybe a year is not enough for you to forget. Don't worry, you'll get there. Enjoy your life being single. Do what you want and discover new things about yourself.
February 17th, 2016 11:58pm
If you can't get over them, you still have your friends to remind you how much they love you. Social activities spend with friends at hard times like this is definitely ideal. They remind you why they're YOUR friends and you tend to forget at the back of your head that you can't get over someone. All you need to do is smile and laugh and be open to new opportunities. Meet new people, go to a gallery. Keep your mind busy so you won't think too much about it. Eventually, the feeling of holding onto them will go away.
February 24th, 2016 9:53am
Try focusing on key points as to why it didn't work out and what has happened to help you move on and to remind you daily why it never worked out. focus on the troubles and look for the warning signs as to what happened and when the issues started.
March 19th, 2016 3:51am
You have to get out there and find someone new, someone better! That may sound like something impossible at this moment in time, but itll happen before you know it.
April 7th, 2016 7:50am
Moving on is a difficult process. Some people's journey may be faster or slower but you have to remember that it is not a contest. Take it slow. Take small steps but never stop. No matter how slow you go, just keep moving on. You'll get there.
May 1st, 2016 3:47pm
Understand what's the unfinished business you still think you have with him/her. Sometimes just talking with an ex after so long makes you realize that the right thing to do was leaving them, so that might be all you need a one 5 minute talk to remember the things you dislike about then and get to move on with your plans
June 4th, 2016 7:01am
First thing you should do is they rid of everything that reminds you of him/her. Take Classes or activities to keep you busy keeps yoyou mind off of him/her
June 5th, 2016 4:51pm
Remember that your worth is not reflected through them. You are your own person before anyone else's
June 9th, 2016 8:42am
I think you should consult a therapist. You should try distracting your mind for the best results. Also, it's totally up to you, whether to expect to return back, or move on and lead a better life. Decision making is important. Make sure, you do good, and it's for your happiness.
June 24th, 2016 7:32pm
You should get closure. Closure sometimes helps. You should talk to them about it or try dating new people.
June 30th, 2016 3:32pm
Maybe you need closure. You could try contacting them if you really wanted because the answers you got may not have been satisfying. Don't worry about it being a year. You must have really cared about them. You heal at your own pace.
June 30th, 2016 6:03pm
Losing someone is hard especially those who mean so very much to us. It's important to give yourself time to heal whether that's a week, a month, a year or sometimes longer. Try focusing on positive goals and things that are good in your life instead of negative emotions, but when those negative emotions hit it's important to let yourself feel them and then move on. Instead of focusing on your past, try to look towards the future and what new adventures lie ahead.
July 9th, 2016 3:30pm
This is always a hard experience. The first thing you need to start doing is looking after yourself. Focus on mindfulness exercises as these will prevent your mind from running or acing back to thoughts of your ex. Don't get me wrong, it is ok to think back from time to time. But moving on is more important.
July 11th, 2017 1:24am
The best thing you can do for yourself is take great care of you! Eat, sleep and exercise! Keep social connections with family and friends go do amazing things ....go on that hike, see an iceberg. See a play, go to the beach...experiences make your life blossom! IF you get stuck set goals and above all live each day fully! Work, live and play with zest! Which of course what you would tell your friend should they ask YOU the same question..always be kind to YOU😜
November 13th, 2017 5:15pm
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November 16th, 2017 4:40am
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January 13th, 2016 11:29pm
I had the same problem for a while and it takes a while to let go. Eventually I took the chance with someone else and that's how I fully moved on although the thought of him crosses my mind.
January 30th, 2016 6:54am
If you can not get over them you could try to find someone else. There are plenty of fish and the sea and you seem like a nice person
February 13th, 2016 5:54am
Keep yourself busy. Missing someone is normal in the process of moving on so, keep it on and keep your mind busy.
February 20th, 2016 4:27am
That's very tough. I find that picking up new hobies, doing little things that you enjoy for yourself, having a good support center, And going out to meet new friends can ease the pain!
February 21st, 2016 3:44pm
That's quite a long time I can understand how frustrating that may be. The best thing you can do is, is start changing your life around get busy, talk to other people, change your habits. Otherwise that person will still linger in your memories.
February 24th, 2016 2:13pm
Meet new people. Open yourself up. I know it's hard but if you ever want to get over your ex then you need to open yourself up. It will eventually happen.