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3 Things You Should Not Do When Trying To Overcome Your Ex

3 Things You Should Not Do When Trying To Overcome Your Ex

By Contributing Advice Expert View more articles

Breakups are hard to handle for most people. It is quite understandable why When you fall in love with someone, they become a part of your life. You cannot live without them as you are used to having them around, and when you breakup they are suddenly no more a part of your life and you do not know what to do without them.


This can be a very problematic situation for anyone. Even science has proven that breakups can emotionally break a person. It is a very delicate time even for the strongest of people who even end up making more mistakes when they are vulnerable.


It’s human nature to commit more mistakes when you’re living with a broken heart because a number of things like anxiety, depression and stress take over you and prevent you from thinking critically.


Experts say that you never really get over someone, you just learn to live without them. So, let’s have a look at what not to do when you are trying to get over your ex:


  1. Shoving Away Other Relationships

It’s understandable why someone would not want to get involved in a new relationship right after a breakup, but as someone said - you need to get under someone to get over someone.

Time’s the best healer and there’s no need to punish yourself because you couldn’t be with a certain someone. The world is full of beautiful hearts and who knows you might bump into one of them.


Do not push away people who are wanting to accept you the way you are. Embrace them with open arms and move on.


But, we are not only talking about romantic relationships here. People often end up in a corner away from their friends and family members and this can cause havoc on their mental and physical health.


2. Turning To Other Addiction

Sometimes, breakups do more than just make you cry. They make you submit to bad things like alcohol and drugs. It’s quite common for people to turn to pubs, bars and parties when they are depressed.


Apart from being depressed, the feeling of anguish can force a person to gulp down loads of alcohol or worse, drug themselves. This is very bad as addiction can be a pain and can lead to several issues. Believe it or not, breakups are a common reason for why people turn to drugs and other such habits. You need to be stronger than this and stay away from such habits.


It’s like punishing yourself for something you didn’t even do. It’s vital to understand that some things are way beyond your control, and love is one of them. If something didn’t work out then simply moving on with a smile is your best bet.


3. Desperately Wanting Them Back

Love can be childish, too. Once you lose something, you want it more. Same is the case with relationships.


You need to close the chapter and stay away from your ex. Do not try to get back and accept that it is over. If your ex is trying to get back to you and you do not want them back the make sure to prevent that from happening.


You should stay away from everything that reminds you of your ex, including breakup songs and memories until you are strong enough to go through it all without feeling any pain.


The Verdict

It’s essential to stay away from these things when you’re trying to overcome your ex and mend your broken heart or else depression can take over.