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What is the best way to forget someone you love and think about everyday, which impacts your present life?

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Last Updated: 08/27/2018 at 3:54pm
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April 15th, 2015 4:49pm
In my experience, the best way to forget about someone you love is to be open to loving another person. When a new person comes into your life who loves you, and who you are capable of loving in return, you'll hardly think of this older love at all.
November 28th, 2014 11:11pm
If you love them, let them go and if they come back, it was meant to be and if they don't then they were never yours. You deserve to be appreciated for who you are and not waste your time thinking about someone who has brought you to misery.
December 1st, 2015 11:28pm
Honestly, when you're in love with someone you invest all of yourself into that person. You end up losing yourself. You gotta fall back in love with yourself. Once you do that, everything will fall into place. I promise.
December 29th, 2014 6:11pm
There is no best way to forget someone you love, You just let time to do his thing and let it heal the scars
January 12th, 2016 7:25pm
The best way to forget someone you love and think about everyday is to cut off all contact with them and focus on yourself. Take the opportunity to try new things and improve your life.
July 5th, 2016 12:07am
Write about it, write everything down and then burn it. It's like burning your mind. Burning that person out of your mind.
December 18th, 2017 11:58pm
I just got over a heartbreak so I can relate to this on a very personal level. You have to give yourself time to think about it, but also realise that thinking wont change anything. You have to realise there were good times, and it was worth it, but you also have to realise that life goes on and you are worthy of love and can move on. You have to keep moving forward and slowly, trust me, you'll get over it. Yes, they will pop into your mind, yes, sometimes it will hurt - but it will be okay. Stay safe
March 8th, 2016 11:09pm
If you're thinking about someone, every day, then I don't think you could ever truly forget about them. If you want to just try to expel the thoughts, however, then you have to try to move on. A suggestion being talking to the person in question about your feelings.
July 7th, 2015 11:07pm
The best thing is time, because it honestly does take time. Do things that make you happy, to take your mind off it all. Try to think positively (which I know is hard) but try to imagine yourself a year on. Think about times that you've felt terrible but then came through it all and how you may look back on it all now and be proud of yourself for overcoming that. Because you will again. Talking helps too, even if it's writing down all your thoughts on paper and then throwing it away. Getting it all out can make a big difference.
March 14th, 2015 3:59am
Do things that are fun and occupy your mind and body. Hang out with others that you love (your friends, family, etc.) and take up activities that you love and strongly engage your mind and body. And understand that it will take time to move on. Just do your best to control your thoughts. Whenever thoughts of that person enters your mind, do your best to push them away and focus on what you are doing or something else. Eventually, you will move on and find happiness again. Good luck!
November 16th, 2015 3:49pm
Speaking from experience. The best way to forget someone you love is to focus on YOU and to see the NEED to focus on you. And I mean focusing on being a better version of you. **Try something new like learning to cook or dance. **Focus on your health and well-being and eat right. Exercise and keep that body healthy and strong. **Also try to be really good at what you do and what you love to do. Then do so! So for e.g., I love to dance so I try to learn to do new dance moves to make me feel good in myself. So do things that boost your confidence and ego and hopefully you'll realize you are mad fun and that you are perfectly fine without that person. **Finally, are you good at listening to and helping others? Don't refrain from helping others who have their problems because that also helps you to stop thinking about that person since you are focusing on someone else. ~LIFE IS SO MUCH MORE~
November 28th, 2014 2:04am
its not possible, my best friend is in jail and will be for a long time, I had to let her go in order for me to be ok, it still hurts, but I know im better off for it
July 28th, 2015 3:52pm
I'd say the best way to do this is to focus on yourself. Do things that you enjoy, take care of your health, reach out to friends and family. Just focus on you. I recently experienced this myself, and I've found this to be best.
April 26th, 2016 2:17am
You just got to forgive that person and forgive yourself for what has happened and let go. Always remember that there are brighter days a head and you are responsible to achieve it.
June 12th, 2018 8:07am
dont suppress your thoughts....the harder you try, the more you would instead for once and all think about the person to the level you get exhausted and soon you will start focusing on present
February 2nd, 2016 10:01pm
keep yourself busy.
November 26th, 2014 10:54am
Going to a trip with close people could really help. Instead of staying at home some activities could always get mind off. Games like football, cricket and others which require active participation and physical presence could really help in this aspect. Also, talking to a friend about your tough time changes the way you start looking at things. It might help to really move on.
December 18th, 2014 3:41pm
Time. Change your routine. Go to places you do not want to go. Meet new people you do not hang out with all the time.
August 29th, 2016 3:38am
I don't think there is a best way to forget someone that you love so much especially after a long relationship. You have to work on yourself a lot. Do things that make you happy.
August 27th, 2018 3:54pm
To forget someone we love and think about everyday is one of the toughest things.. We can never erase them from our brains.. And if we are actually able to erase them then that was not love it was more of attraction.. If you really want that person to occur lesser in your thoughts than he/she does now you will have to talk to yourself.. Yes it sounds foolish but talking to yourself helps.. Ask yourself what is it that I want.. 'To be the only one who loves and when doesn't receive something similar then hurt and destroy myself or... To be loved back in an equivalent way'.. And be honest while answering that.. Once you ask yourself to truly move forward you would be able to make your time and your life even better than what it was.. Hoping this helps :)
April 29th, 2015 5:41am
Honestly you can't get over them right away all you can do is give it time. Look up closure methods on the internet and get some distance between the two of you. It may be difficult at first but eventually you'll get the hang of it. Although you never will fully get over the person that you love you can decrease the impact that they have on you so that it doesn't impact your everyday life.
October 26th, 2015 2:15pm
Trying to find again what your hobbies are, do things that amuse you and stay close to friends and loved ones.
December 14th, 2015 3:18am
make it easy with do some hobby like drawing and anymore, life is more beauty with love but not beauty with force love
April 25th, 2016 9:16am
Keeping yourself busy to distract your mind from remembering those memories and to spend time with the people who genuinely care about you.
November 7th, 2016 2:38pm
The best way to forget about someone is to do other things, distract your mind! Pick up a new hobby, hang out with friends, even trying new things will make you feel empowered and open to new things or people!
December 3rd, 2014 12:09am
It can be hard to get over someone and let them go, but with time things should get better, but you'll need the support of family and friends and hopefully they can keep you busy so you won't think about that person, but even if you do there's nothing wrong with it because feelings don't go away that easily like we would want them to
January 8th, 2015 5:09pm
Be passionate about something. Dedicate more time to hobbies an passion. Trying new (not extreme) experiences.
March 9th, 2015 10:44pm
Getting over a breakup can be a difficult thing, allow yourself the necessary time to heal and know that things will get better. Take this time to surround yourself with friends and loved ones, or participate in activities which you enjoy doing and bring you happiness.
August 17th, 2015 6:04am
The best way is to fill your life with new things hang out with you friends go shopping meet up with some new friends if you don't end up forgetting there may be a reason why try talking with that person
November 11th, 2015 7:34pm
Do things to get your mind off the relationship, like: reading, sports, music, video games, and more.