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Getting Over a Break Up - Two Tips

Getting over a break up is never easy. You can do a hundred different things to try to make it easy, and some of them help. But they never change the fact that getting over a break up hurts, and it can hurt for a very long time.

The worst pain of a relationship break up is usually right at first. Often, we don’t see these things coming, so the relationship ending can be something of a shock. Once the shock starts to wear off, the pain and sadness set in

These feelings are perfectly natural, even though they’re also very unpleasant. None of us want to sit around feeling sad and hurt, but it’s important that you let yourself be sad and let yourself cry about the ending relationship.

This is important because without really dealing with your emotions it’s hard to move on and start getting over a break up. If you keep pushing the sadness away and refusing to deal with it, it’ll stay there waiting for you to finally give in and let it happen. So the longer you put off dealing with your feelings, the longer the whole process takes.

And even if you’re denying your feelings, you still do feel sad and upset deep down. By refusing to deal with it, you’re forcing yourself to feel bad much longer than necessary. So the first tip is to truly let you cry and feel all the negative emotions associated with a break up.

The second tip to help with getting over a break up will be hardest for those who still remain in a little denial about the end of the relationship. If you entertain the hope that you’ll get your ex back one day, this will be very hard.

But the relationship is over, and by holding out hope that you’ll get back together you keep yourself from moving forward in your own life. So the best thing to do is to remove all memories of your ex for right now, and completely avoid seeing the person as much as possible.

Maybe the break up was a civil one and you want to stay friends. That’s great!  And that makes it more likely that he or she will understand your need to distance yourself for a while. Getting over a break up is hard when you’re faced with the person you miss every day or often.

Staying friends is admirable but you’re hurting right now. Seeing that person will only remind you of that pain. You can reestablish contact when you’re feeling stronger and less likely to pine for the lost relationship every time you see him or her.

If your ex wants to remain friends with you, then he or she should understand your need to take care of yourself for a while, especially if they are the one who ended the relationship. While it hurts to take that final step of avoiding the ex, it’s really necessary for getting over a break up.

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