5 Ways to Get Over an Ex

For most (if not all) of us, getting over an ex is far from easy.

But with so much bad advice floating around out there about what to do to move on after a breakup, how is anyone supposed to know how to, well, move on? While we wish the answer was simple, realistically it just isn't quite so black and white. With that being said, there are some things you can do to help yourself get over the hump and truly get over your ex once and for all. Here are some of the best ways to do just that.

1. Stay Busy

While it may sound painfully simple, you'd be surprised what keeping yourself busy can do when it comes to helping you get over an ex. Not only will it hopefully stop you from fixating on what they're doing, why they're not texting you, etc., but it can also just be a great way to better yourself and focus on the things that really matter.


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2. Focus on Friends

Speaking of focusing on the things that really matter after a breakup, your friends should certainly be included on that list. When you have extremely fulfilling relationships in your life outside of only your romantic relationship, you can better understand your worth and forget about the way that a bad breakup can make you feel.


3. Do More of What Makes You Happy

A general statement, yes, but that doesn't make it any less true. Whether you love painting, working out or even just spending time with those aforementioned friends, doing more of whatever it is that makes you happy can work wonders for your mental health when trying to get over an ex.


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4. Try Some Affirmations

You might be surprised at the power that the right words can have, even if you're only speaking them to yourself. If you're struggling to get over an ex, try writing down and repeating some affirmations, even if they are as simple as "I am worthy" or "I am loved."


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5. Remember That They're Not Your 'Person' for a Reason

If nothing else, it can help you get over a breakup when you remember that you and this person didn't work out for a reason. Whether you were the one that called things quits or they were, something wasn't quite right in terms of the general equation of your relationship, and that is okay! Someone out there will fulfill all the things that this person didn't for you, and it is very much okay if it takes you time to find that person.


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While we can all admit that breakups feel pretty awful, getting over an ex doesn't have to. And if it's your friend rather than your own self needing help recovering from a breakup, click HERE for some advice on how to help.