7 tips: want to get over an ex? We tell you how

  • Divya Makhija, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 05, 2014 18:14 IST

Had a break-up long back but still not able to get over your ex? Are his/her memories and the pain of breaking-up disturbing your present? Want to get over him/her fast, but unable to do so? We've got you covered, so take a breather!

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Everyone has their own way of getting over their ex, but these seven ways will make the process of getting over an ex easier.

1Sever all social and social media ties with the person in order to fully move on. One of the best ways is to avoid following him/her on social networking sites, keeping tab on him/her, his/her posts and photos. Avoid everything concerning your ex and pretend as if he/she never existed! How? Here's how - avoid talking about him with your common friends.

2 Just tell yourself that it's not your fault. Have faith on yourself that you had given your best to make that relationship work, but if it didn't go it's not your fault. There's no such thing as 'I wasn't good enough for him/her'. Period.

3 Avoid drunken communication, at all costs! If you have memorized his number (which is more likely than not), you should give your phone to your friend every time you get drunk or are high and not really in the best of senses. You will have to learn this the hard way, but trust us, it's better than regretting the next morning.

4 Make yourself believe that your worth is not tied to another person, no matter who they are. You are special in your own way and you deserve a person who values you for what you truly are.

5 Sometimes you can't stay friends and that's completely OK. According to Anna Breslaw, anyone who can stay friends with their ex is either Dalai Lama or didn't really love them that much. So its fine if you can't stay friends with your ex.

6 Turn your break-up emotions into something positive, like working out and losing the 5-kgs you always wanted to, excelling at work and getting that promotion, cleaning your home, rather than drinking or smoking too much and feeling sorry for yourself! Tis will better you in the long run, for sure.

7 It didn't work because it wasn't right and this is the most important lesson. It will help you move on and find a partner who is right for you. Just tell yourself: it didn't work despite my efforts, probably because it wasn't meant to be. And you'll feel lighter and better. Remember: you are meant for a person who is far better than your ex.

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