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Best way to get over a break up?

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Last Updated: 04/19/2021 at 8:19pm
Best way to get over a break up?
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November 19th, 2015 2:41pm
I think the best way to get over a break up is to refrain yourself from any situation that has to do with that person. Surround yourself with people that constantly keep you active and positive.
November 20th, 2015 12:04am
Eat ice cream while watching sappy movies with a friend. Laugh until you cry. Listen to music. Move on
November 20th, 2015 3:32pm
Well you can't really gat over it till you get over it. I mean you must cry it, drink it, pain it and it must go away. Just build something else to put your effort, enthusiasm and strength in.
November 21st, 2015 8:54am
Journaling, writing down feelings, talking to friends and family and going out of the comfort-zone. And, corny as it may seem - time is the best medicine.
November 22nd, 2015 3:05am
The best way to get over a break up is to just do something you love. Go talk to a friend, listen to music, take a walk, do anything! It's a hard thing to deal with but I promise it isn't the end of the world. You've still got your friends there with you and you still have all that you love. :)
November 22nd, 2015 12:08pm
Think of your breakup as a learning experience in life that you can refer back to when in future relationships. Appreciate the time you have spent with that individual and realize that like time people lapse as well. Hope for the best for both yourself and them in order to move on despite what you or that person has contributed to the relationship. It is important to remember that a relationship involves two parties with two very different ideals and if those ideals complement each other then the relationship will grow and progress. If they fail to complement each other this will eventually lead to a separation of ideals which will lead to a breakup. You can only move forward with forgiveness.
November 25th, 2015 3:21am
I'd say the best way to get over a break up is to move on. Find new men/women. There are plenty of fish in the sea! :D
November 25th, 2015 3:46am
Best way to get over a breakup depends on the type of breakup and what you like to do. Personally I think ice cream movies pizza and being surrounded by people who are there for you is a great way to get over a breakup
November 26th, 2015 8:16am
First of all dont think that it will be easy ... n have patience it gonna take some time ... u may be feel sad .... lonely .... ignored .... but it will be over .. n dont try think all about .... just make urself a litlle busy ....with any hobby .... so ur work .... give ur self time ..... always remember they are not right for u thts why u have a break up ..... always be positive take ur break up as in good way n take fresh start ....
November 26th, 2015 11:02pm
Hang out with friends, write down bad feelings into a book and burn it, change your appearance for the better to make yourself feel good, bounce back like a tiger!
November 27th, 2015 1:54am
The best way to get over a break up is to go do things that you enjoy. Spend time with your friends.
November 27th, 2015 9:23pm
The best way to get over a break up is to talk about it with someone you really trust. Don't be afraid to talk about how you feel and always be honest with yourself.
November 28th, 2015 2:46am
Accept that the relationship was no longer good for either of you involved and that is okay. Since it wasn't good for either of you it was necessary at this point for both of you to move on and heal and I think the healing process begins there.
November 28th, 2015 10:26pm
Occupy yourself and start a project, painting or diy, anything, and don't let yourself dwell on what had been or what you wanted from it. Time will heal, always.
November 29th, 2015 10:35am
The best way to get over a break up is to talk to a friend or family member and to go out and have fun, so you can distract yourself and be happy instead of thinking about the break up.
November 29th, 2015 5:50pm
The best way to get over a break up is to take the time that's needed, not to rush, accept the feelings going through the mind and body. Do something you enjoy, but take time to listen to yourself and work with your emotions. A good way to do that, is to talk with someone you trust. That's my experience of getting over a break up.
December 2nd, 2015 3:01pm
Feel your pain, understand it, understand yourself, and when you are ready, forgive and let go of your past
December 2nd, 2015 5:56pm
Try not to dwell on what your ex is doing or if they are with someone new. Hide all stuff that reminds you of them. You don't need to throw them away yet.
December 5th, 2015 10:15am
Moving on such as doing activities and connecting with friends and family to keep your mind off of the break up. Keeping busy and staying strong will help in the long run.
December 6th, 2015 12:39pm
to let out all the pain in your heart by crying and talking as much as you need to. to remember all the good and the bad and to take it day by day and slowly let go with time. to spend time with friends and family who love you and to appreciate those people who are around you. to focus on yourself and what you want to achieve in your life.
December 6th, 2015 9:10pm
Honestly, the best way to get over a break-up is to just give it time. Make new friends, explore things with other people. You could also get therapy for a break-up because some people are seriously affected by stuff like that.
December 19th, 2015 3:27pm
The best way to get over a break up is to give yourself time. Put your focus on yourself, and do the things you like to do. Sometimes in relationships, you lose yourself a little bit. So get to know who you are again. The feelings you feel during a breakup are okay and normal. and Those feelings are also temporary. So when you feel ready, spend time with friends, exercise, and try new things. Remember that you'll get through this.
January 19th, 2016 8:02pm
best way to get over a break up is to do you. worry bout yourself and where you need to be in life. also try to stay away from the person as well
March 15th, 2016 11:16pm
is to let the time heal you heart and let your feelings and tak about them. Just wait and the right time will come
May 10th, 2016 4:04pm
It's a bit of a combination in my opinion: recovering fully plus stepping into the next bit of our life. On the one hand, we need to grieve over the relationship - even if we ended it. We need to allow the right amount of time for our situation, however long or short that is. So we need to cry, rant, talk, and so on. We need to take it easy, look after ourselves, get extra sleep, - and let others look after us too. Perhaps we decide to talk about the relationship with a professional. And then there comes a time it would help us to start easing back into life. Start simple: go for a coffee with friends, walk the dog, spend some time on a craft project. Do one thing a week that you love doing, or used to love doing. (Sometimes in a relationship, we forget who we are, and always do what our partner wants) If people are pressuring you to "move on", "meet someone new", and so on, they might mean well, but only you know what's right for you. Ensure you are balancing grieving, healing, and moving on.
June 6th, 2016 6:55am
Look at your family. Make them smile. Go out with your friends and know your worth. Do whatever pleases you
July 19th, 2016 3:23am
The best way to get over a break is to reconnect with yourself. Spend time with friends or family, treat yourself to a nice meal at home or at one of your favourite restaurants.
August 2nd, 2016 3:03am
Surround yourself with family and friends who arent friends with the person you were just with and try your best to have fun
August 9th, 2016 10:05pm
As counter intuitive as it may sound: feel the pain, and once in pain take 2 steps. One, recall things you resent and -in imagination- reveal them to him/her, get them off your chest. Two, once that is done, proceed to express gratitude for all the good times. Close this chapter by saying goodbye. Watch your relationship sail away... and that's that. Mourn as necessary when needed. I cried a lot.
November 13th, 2017 4:25pm
By trying to distract myself woukd be the best solution gor me. Avoid anything triggering to the ex partner, whether it be hobbies, tv shows, games, ect.