How To Get Over The Love Of Your Life. So this is probably, like, the 57th article you’ve read after getting dumped.
You’re probably pretty sick and tired of trying to figure out how to get over “the one that got away” already. I get it. Alot
of “advice” out there tries to deconstruct getting over a breakup into these nice little lists as if you can get over
someone you loved and lost by checking another item off of your list like you’re going grocery shopping or something.
And sure, you probably should “take time for yourself” and “reconnect with friends” and all that, as we’ll see. But to
me, all of these things seem like slapping a band-aid on the gaping flesh wound where your heart used to be:
technically, they don’t really hurt to try, but by themselves, they can only do so much.
So before admonishing you to “get back out there,” I want you to try to look at things a little differently first. Getting.
over an ex has a lot more to do with knowing who you are and the story you tell yourself about your past relationship.
To get over someone you love, let out your emotions when you need to, like finding a private place to cry, since
bottling up your emotions will make you feel worse in the long run. Alternatively, express your emotions by
talking to your friends or relatives. If you don’t have a close friend to talk to, try writing down your feelings in a
If you want to love your life, you need to feel a sense of mastery, like you are capable of handling the
challenges that life will throw your way. With this in mind, be sure to keep your living areas clean, so that you
won’t have this extra baggage of messiness in the back of your mind.
Be bold in saying “no” if you don’t want something. If they are the love of your life, they will give you the space
you need. Thanks! Watch out for warning signs early in the relationship for controlling or abusive behavior.
These include excessive neediness, lying (even minor “white lies”), road rage, possessiveness, or pressuring
you are into sex.