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What's the best way to get over an relationship?..

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Last Updated: 06/11/2018 at 4:38pm
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Top Rated Answers
June 18th, 2015 3:25pm
Try to go out and find something new to do. This will take your mind off them. You may even find a new hobby!
November 2nd, 2015 9:04am
Focus your mind on a hobby you enjoy. Delete everything off your phone, burn his/her stuff, and move on. It's not worth the misery
March 12th, 2015 8:22am
This is the best thing to do, to vent out whatever you feel and just have some alone time. Don't suppress any emotions - confront the things upsetting and angering you and release them, whether it be by crying, screaming into a pillow, or writing it all down.
May 24th, 2015 5:00am
The best way to get over a relationship is by focusing on yourself and do things that will distract yourself from thinking about the person. Reconnect with friends and hangout with them!
December 10th, 2015 12:52am
It can be very hard to get over a relationship. Some are easier to get over than others. One of the best ways to help you get over a relationship is to focus on yourself. Write out all of your positive and negative attributes. Seeing your positive thoughts about yourself will help bring your mood and self-esteem up. Seeing your negative attributes will show you what you can work on. It is hard to love someone else if you have difficulties loving yourself. Another great way is to pick up a hobby. Whether it is one that you used to do or one that is completely new, a hobby will take your mind off of the thoughts and feelings from the relationship. Depending on the hobby, you can use it as an outlet for your thoughts and feelings. Another way is to go and see some friends that you haven't seen in a long time. If none of that suits you, you could go completely cliche: watch a cheesy rom-com, eat a pint of ice cream or whatever your guilty pleasure/comfort food is, and have a nice, good cry.
July 18th, 2016 6:39am
Time. Time heals everything. Also, experience your emotions, don't bottle them up, yet at the same time don't let too much out at a time.
July 25th, 2016 4:56pm
Let everything out, cry yourself, eat ice cream or do whatever makes you feel better about yourself. It's not right to hide all your emotions and try to be strong because at one point you will crack/break. So do whatever you can to start fresh then take a little while off relationships to clear out your head. After that I think you'd be ready for new relationships.
August 15th, 2016 9:30pm
work on you. cry if you need too, have the support of family and friends, remaining cordial if the breakup was granted by both partners. having no ill will towards them.
December 6th, 2016 4:10am
Know that you can't just get over something, especially when strong emotions are involved. Depending on how long the relationship or how strong the connection between two people, it can be a journey to reestablish your sense of self again. It's both a process of grieving and a process of growth. Practice self care and self love, set small goals, and know that the only real healer is time, and only you can know when enough time has passed. When in doubt, reach out to people who can listen without judgment.
April 11th, 2017 12:33am
I think that distraction is key. Immerse yourself in new hobbies, pick up hobbies you might have set aside for your relationship. Read books, talk to old friends. Reconnect with people. Keep your mind on new and exciting opportunities.
December 12th, 2017 5:50pm
Is a beautiful opportunity to learn "letting go" and focusing on discovering ourselves after a relationship path that always brings us great life lessons.
June 11th, 2018 4:38pm
Take some time to reflect on the way you feel and on the good parts and the bad parts of the relationship. Make sure you take time for self-care and to connect with your family and friends.