Breakups... They aren't easy.
Regardless of how long you were dating your partner, breakups tend to be hard to get over. Trust me, if I had a dollar for every time someone asked me how to get over a breakup, I would’ve been able to retire already! All breakups are different – Sometimes you end up as friends, or sometimes you don’t even dare to speak their name again… So, without further ado,
Here is some advice on how to get over a breakup!
Hang out with friends
Laughter is the best medicine… Who better to make you laugh then your best friends!? If you’re sitting in your room sulking, replaying your breakup over and over, I can guarantee you’ll only start to feel worse. Hanging out with your friends can help you keep your mind occupied, and honestly, who doesn’t love spending time with their buddies?
Don't stalk your ex online
Repeat after me… Don’t. Stalk. Your. Ex!
Seriously – don’t do it! It never ends well. If you’re constantly checking up on your ex to see who they’re hanging out, what they’re doing, if they have a new partner, it’ll only make you miss them more, and it can lead to you being more upset. You need to remember that everything happens for a reason, and there’s always a rainbow after the rain! So, focus on your own life, and let them live theirs… It’s only uphill from here!
Take time for yourself
You don’t need to jump from one relationship to another. Take some time for yourself! Get independent. Learn a new hobby, binge-watch Netflix, or just hang out at home – Whatever you want to do, do it. It’s important not to jump into something else straight away. It doesn’t give you time to think, or to recover from your previous breakup. So, take some time to relax and figure out what you want.
Let out your emotions
One of the most important things to remember is that it’s okay to feel how you’re feeling. If you’re an overly emotional person like I am, and you want to just cry for hours, then do it. If you’re angry and want to scream at the top of your lungs, do it! (Just don’t do it if you’re in class or a library!) Don’t bottle up how you’re feeling just because you’re afraid of how other people will react. Get in touch with your emotions. Crying is 100% normal (especially after a breakup), so just let it all out!
Vent to friends or family
Speaking of letting out your emotions, something that will make you feel better is venting. I’m sure you’ve listened to your friends ramble on about an ex of theirs, so it’s only fair that they let you rant, too! Talking about how you feel to other people will take some weight off your shoulders, and your friends and family will be able to offer their own personal advice on how they were able to get over one of their breakups.
After a breakup, who’s to say you can’t treat yourself!? Whether it be to a shopping spree, or just binge-eating your favorite snacks, you deserve it! We all love being treated, so why not do it yourself?
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Think of the positives
Remind yourself that everything happens for a reason. Don’t dread on the past… Instead, you should be looking forward to the future. There are so many new things to come, and you never know who else might come along in the future! Stay positive – You got this!
I hope these tips will help you figure out how to get over a breakup.
Everyone will be able to understand that this is a tough time for you. The most important things to take from this is to remain positive, take some time for yourself, and don’t be afraid of how you’re feeling. You got this!
Do you have any other tips on how to get over a breakup? If so, comment down below!