Already on ArticleSlash?

Forgot your password? Sign Up

How To Get Over A Breakup

Stacie Diane

Visitors: 184

Breakups happen every day. The chances are that in a vast majority of these breakups only one side is interested (and perhaps not even fully interested) in parting company. This means that there is a lot of heartache left in the wake of these breakups. If you have recently been involved in a breakup you may be wondering how to get over a breakup. The good news is that there are several options available to you.

Remove all Visible Traces of your Breakup

The first thing you need to do is enter into your own personal rapid relationship detox program. What I mean by this is that you need to remove every trace of your relationship from view. No, you do not necessarily need to toss them all into the wastebasket but you need to get them out of sight. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Take his or her name off your mailing list, texting list, phone address book, and for goodness sake hide the photographs of the two of you together at the bottom of your photo album. Once you have managed to reach some degree of closure it will be possible to move along and look at these thins again. For the time being it is far less painful not to be continuously confronted with symbols of your relationship.

Slip into a New Set of Sheets

If you shared your bed with your ex and feel that it is filled with memories it is definitely time to change the sheets literally and figuratively. This may be one of the most important steps you can take when it comes to how to get over a breakup. You will have a hard time sleeping in a bed filled with painful (or bittersweet) memories. Make the changes you need in order to get a good night sleep and wake with a more positive attitude.

Adjust Your Outlook

Another important step when learning how to get over a breakup is to learn how to enjoy your own company. Realize that while neither party in any relationship is perfect there is no reason to accept all the blame yourself. This leads to self-destructive habits like eating pint after pint of rocky road ice cream or mind numbing days of video games. Truthfully though, you need to be positive and upbeat. Make plans with the friends and keep them. Be positive or at least fake a positive attitude until you wake up one day and realize you no longer have to fake it.

Of course the best way how to get over a breakup is to get back together with your ex. Once a little time has passed you may decide that this is the path you want to take. Are you ready to do what it takes?

Are you having mixed emotions on whether or not your breakup was the right decision?

Make sure you are fully prepared before it is too late and you make the wrong decision.


Article Source:

Rate this Article: 
How to Get Over a Sudden Breakup
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes

Related Articles:

Surviving Marriage Breakup - Not Your Average Breakup

by: Marissa K. Archer (November 13, 2008) 

The Breakup Letter Learn How to Survive the Breakup

by: Lucinda Reynolds (November 10, 2008) 

Stop a Breakup - How to Stop Your Breakup by Taking Control

by: Allan Lim (June 16, 2008) 

Overcoming Relationship Breakup - Key Points For Overcoming Relationship Breakup

by: Lacey Wills (August 23, 2008) 

What You Should Do After Your Breakup

by: Nicole Gayle (February 21, 2008) 

Get Up After Your Breakup

by: Nicole Gayle (July 16, 2008) 

Getting Over A Breakup

by: Tony Vettraino (April 29, 2008) 

3 Stages of Getting Over a Breakup

by: Kate Hughes (July 05, 2008) 

The Key to Dealing With a Breakup

by: Marissa K. Archer (November 09, 2008) 

How to Get Over a Sudden Breakup

by: Daniel Hartman (July 02, 2008)