6 Ways To Get Over Your Past Relationships

Originally published at lmt-lss.com on October 27, 2015.

Your past relationships are meant to be closed chapters. Don’t try to open them.

Past relationships can tear anyone down. You feel like your world’s come to an end and you can’t move on. Loneliness seeps in and things appear to fall out of place. You tend to overthink the relationship and the good times you’ve had, while holding yourself responsible for its end. You just don’t give yourself a chance to look ahead.

In such times, when everything seems gloomy, you need to force yourself out of this depressing phase. You have to move on from the past and begin again. Here are a few ways to go about it.

Forgive Yourself

Every broken relationship leaves you feeling guilty. If you can free yourself of the guilt that pricks you all the time, you can feel more at ease. Don’t blame yourself for it. It takes two to make a relationship, and it takes two to break it too.

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Meet New People

Though your past traps you and makes you see a bleak future, know that in reality the future is now yours for the taking. It’s time you went out and met new people and made new friends. You never know, you’ll probably find your soulmate along the way.

Remind Yourself of the Benefits

Getting over your relationship can have many benefits. You can have a lot more time to spend with yourself, and you can invest time in doing things that truly matter. The single life is beautiful, all you need to do is realize it and live it well.

Look Forward to Different Things

Distract yourself. This is a great way to get over your past relationship. Cultivate a hobby, go out often, and create new and memorable experiences. You’ll realize that there’s so much to do rather than sit around and cry over your broken relationship.

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Learn from Experience

“Your past can either make you or break you” — a quote that rings true across the ages. Look at your past relationship as a learning phase and grow from it. Take the breakup positively and treat that phase like a life lesson.

Find Closure

Finding closure is important. You need reasons for why you aren’t with your ex any more. Clear your head and enjoy your space now. Thoughts from the past may haunt you, but you need to clear your mind from negativity and focus on the bright future that lies ahead.

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