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Moving On After a Breakup: How to Move On From an Ex When You Still Love Them

Nothing can hinder your future happiness like staying stuck in the past. This goes for every aspect of your life but is especially true of relationships. Happy relationships are ones you can grow in, feel natural in, and be your best self in, and you can’t do any of those things if you’re stuck in a rut. You can’t live your best life in the here and now if you’re still struggling to come to terms with what happened before.

They say it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all, and that’s true. But that doesn’t provide a complete picture; it’s even better to have loved and lost and learned the lessons about why, grown from them, and moved on, than to have loved and lost and stayed obsessed with the other person and what went wrong.

MORE: Signs Your Ex Still Loves You (Even if He Won’t Admit It)

It hurts, there’s no way around it. How can you move on? It’s true that time heals, but it’s not a passive process, it’s an active one. You need to put in some work before you can really move on, but in time you will and you’ll be even better than before.

How do you actively go about healing? Here are 6 steps to help the moving-on process.

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Why Do I Miss My Ex Boyfriend So Much And How Do I Stop?

There’s no way around it – breakups are absolutely brutal. There literally feels like there’s a hole in your chest that only he can fill. You feel empty and lost. The world has suddenly lost its color and everything is gloomy and grey and you don’t think you’ll ever be able to see beyond the fog.

It feels like a death, and it kind of is. It’s the death of the potential of what could have been. And you mourn and you grieve and you cry and you try to just make it through the day.

MORE: How to Make Your Ex Miss You After a Breakup

As much as you want him back right now — and this is a possibility for sure, take it from the girl who married her ex! — that shouldn’t be your focus. Right now your focus should be on moving on and dealing with those intense feelings of missing him. And believe me, I know how intense they can be!

Right now you need time, space, clarity, and perspective. And that’s what I’m here for!

Here are 16 ways to stop missing your ex-boyfriend so you can free yourself and start moving on: [Click here to keep reading…]

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There is no pain quite like that which follows a breakup. The pain isn’t just emotional, it can turn physical and you literally ache everywhere. When you’re going through it, it feels like you’ll be in it forever, like there is no way you will ever be able to go back to normal. You almost can’t remember a time when things did feel normal because now you feel nothing but despair.

Even though heartbreak is pretty ubiquitous and an inevitable part of life for most of us, it can be the loneliest feeling in the world. You feel like this pain is yours and yours alone and no one could ever possibly understand the depths of your suffering.

Part of the reason why I started writing about relationships was because of this lonely post-breakup feeling. I wanted others to know that there is a light at the end, that the pain does subside, that you can make it through the darkness and come out shinier and brighter than before. One thing that has always helped me, whether I was getting over a breakup or just a tough time, is my extensive quote collection which I started at the age of 14. I always found solace in reading a short line that perfectly encapsulated what I was going through and gave me a shot of wisdom in addition to making me feel a little less alone.

I read through my very, very long list of quotes and these are my favorites about getting over a breakup:

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