5 tips to moving on

5 tips to moving on

Breaking up with a boyfriend or a girlfriend is always a painful experience. Being plagued with confusion about what happened, regrets about all the time and effort you spent on that person, questions about what exactly caused the breakup, and fears about the future of your love life.

5 tips to moving on

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Whether your breakup was drawn-out process or one that ended without warning, here are some of the most simple but effective tips on how to move on after your relationship.

1. Accept your grief

5 tips to moving on

Accepting your grief is the first step. Knowing you need help is a good sign. (Photo credit: sheknows)

Knowing that it is normal to feel sad and lonely after breaking up is a great first step towards full recovery. Being frustrated at yourself for being sad after the breakup will not help you improve your situation.

2. Accept some of the blame

5 tips to moving on

It wasn't me... okay, maybe just a little. (Photo credit: fora.mtv.ca)

Putting all the blame on your ex-partner will just make you more bitter and depressed. Knowing that you made errors and mistakes during your past relationship can help you learn new lessons about loving which will be useful for the next chapter of your love life.

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3. Do not play the victim

5 tips to moving on

Playing the victim feels good, but really, it never works. (Photo credit

Rather than play the victim in order to gain sympathy, try to act strong and optimistic instead. This is not an easy thing to do but it is important because it can prevent you from making bad decisions.

4. Work on self-improvement

5 tips to moving on

Work on improving yourself. (Photo credit: passportinc)

Many people who go through painful breakups make the mistake of letting themselves go in the different aspects of their lives. Instead of having a breakdown, use this opportunity to make yourself better emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. You can also focus on improving your career and reaching your dreams.

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5. Socialize

5 tips to moving on

Socializing never gets old, it's just never easy. (Photo credit:

Reaching out to family and friends without expecting to get sympathy is very therapeutic. You might not be able to love your ex-partner anymore but you can still express your love for your family and friends. DN, Kami Media

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