How to Move on When You Still Love Your Ex

How to Move on When You Still Love Your Ex

Many times, life puts you in situations that you are not prepared for. In various instances, you are required to toughen up and face the world outside of your haven. One such scenario is when you go through a bad break up.

It’s never easy to let go of a loved one especially if the break up is on a bitter note. You might have imagined your entire life with one person, only to wake up to the reality of not having them in your life anymore.

This brings several other changes in your life as if all that had happened wasn’t enough. No more late-night phone calls to take away your day’s stress. It can take some time before one gets used to of living in these conditions.

However, break-ups are a part of life and so is moving on. It might not always be easy for you to move on and get over an ex, but, with steps in the right direction, you can do wonders.  

Here are some tips that you can employ in case you have recently broken up with a love interest and are trying to move on despite being aware of the fact that you still do love them.

1.Give yourself some time

After you break up with the person you loved, it is important to give yourself some time. Spend some time alone to think about what went wrong and if there was something that you could have done differently. Every break up holds some valuable lessons and it is extremely important that you learn from them so that you don’t make the same mistakes in the future.

Also, it is natural for you to feel upset.

Crying is also okay, provided you don’t waste all your energy doing that and nothing else.

Take your time to grieve over your ex, but make sure you get back up (stronger than ever before).

2.Stop blaming yourself

Once you have thought of how things went wrong or why they ended up the way they did, try to stop living in the guilt of not being able to make things work out. If you know that you gave it your all and that there was nothing that you could have done to make your relationship last, then stop feeling guilty over nothing.

Accept the fact that some relationships are just not meant to be and in some cases, your love for your partner is not all that matters.

3.Find a hobby

Find a hobby

Start doing more of what makes you happy. You need to keep your mind off of all that has happened.

Finding a new hobby can help in diverting your mind and can prove to be beneficial especially if you’re trying to feel better.

4.Meet your friends

Take out time for your friends. Meet them over lunch or dinner, or simply go out for a walk with them. An hour spent with the right people can do wonders.  

Your friends can cheer you up unlike anyone else.

And sometimes, discussing the whole situation with them can make you look at things from an entirely different perspective. Maybe, a different perspective is all you need to get over your ex.

5.Don’t rush

Depending upon how deeply involved you were, your duration and intensity of grief may vary. Considering that you still love your ex, chances are you’ll take your sweet time to get back in the game. Regardless of the depth of your emotions, it is important that you get to discover who you are as a person instead of trying to get back into the line of dating again.

After a tough break up, people are generally vulnerable, and they tend to fall for the first guy or girl who comes their way.

Once this happens, chances are that people may settle for less than what they deserve just for the sake of being able to forget their ex. Such a decision is not always the best way to move on and can prove to be problematic later on.