Had A Bad Breakup? Here Are 5 Ways To Get Over It

A breakup can be hurtful and leave us broken at times. Here are some helpful ways to get over it. Read on. 

Navya Kharbanda
Written by: Navya KharbandaPublished at: May 17, 2022Updated at: May 17, 2022
Had A Bad Breakup? Here Are 5 Ways To Get Over It

Breakups can be difficult and it is very tough for some people to handle it. It can make you weak both mentally and emotionally. Many couples feel like their world has torn apart and are not able to get a hold on their life. Losing a person who has always been a constant part of  your life can be very challenging to handle. It is normal human behaviour to cling on to the past and not think about the future at all. But, you should remember that a failed relationship is not the end of your life. You can cope up from the sulking memories of your ex by taking help and support from your family members and friends. In fact, there are many other ways that can help in tackling this situation. Read the article further to know about helpful tips to get over a breakup. 

Ways to get over a breakup 

One of the hardest parts to deal with a breakup is forgetting the positive and happy moments. At times, even the last breakup fight is disturbing and mind clogging. In all this fuss, do not forget to take care of yourself, including taking regular baths, eating properly and focusing on work too. Here are 5 hoful ways to get over a breakup: 

1. Spend time with friends and family 

Talk to your family members, friends, elders or any other person who can support you. It is absolutely fine to want some time to yourself. Be with supportive people to help get your mind off of things, and to get a third person perspective. This will also help in avoiding the indulgence in drugs and alcohol, which is adopted by many people after a bad breakup. 

2. Get rid of memory triggers 

A relationship gets you involved in many things including gifting and many memories. Even a place, smell or sound can make you remind of your ex. So, it is important to get rid of all the painful memory triggers to get over a relationship. In order to recover from a breakup, you should try to eliminate all the reminders like a piece of gift, clothing, etc. You don't need to throw things away but just put it away for some time. 

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3. Stay distant

No matter on what note you broke up, make sure to distance yourself from your ex if you really want to move on. Getting over a realtionsip is not easy and to do so while heartedly, you need to keep your distance. Don't see each other, no phone calls and no social media interactions. Cut all kinds of communications with your ex in order to get over him/her. It is not necessary to break all wires for life, but atleast for the time being, avoid until you get over it completely. 

4. Keep yourself busy 


Keeping yourself busy is one of the best ways to get over an ex or a bad breakup. It is always a good idea to prioritise yourself and give time to your own hobbies. When you are in a relationship with someone, it becomes more about giving, sacrificing and doing what the other person likes. However, post breakup, you can focus on your own interests solely and enjoy yourself. Make plans and have fun so that you do not get any free time to go down the memory lane. 

Also read: 5 Signs And Reasons To Break Up With Your Partner

5. Go on a vacation 

Who doesn't like rejuvenating through a vacation? Taking a small getaway can also be helpful in forgetting about the past. It will act as a distraction and give peace of mind. Be it a beach location, mountains or just a staycation, go out and think about self care. Read a book while you are there! 

If things still don't work out after following the above listed tips, you can always talk to a relationship expert or therapist. You need to self realise that it is fine to feel what you are feeling and it is not the end of the world. You need to give it time, effort and take support from loved ones in this challenging process of getting over a breakup. 

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