If you’re looking for advice on how to get over being dumped right now then you must be in a terrible place. Dealing with the pain after a break up can be downright unbearable, especially if you’re the one that got dumped. I know because I’ve personally been there myself several times and I wouldn’t wish it upon my worst enemy. So I decided to write an article that shares…
The 5 Most Important Tips for How To Get Over Being Dumped
Studies have shown that woman are far more likely to end a relationship than men so I’m going to start this article off from a guy’s perspective. However, I’m also going to include some
break up advice for women later on too so don’t worry.
Do you want your ex back or do you want who they used to be back?
This is a really important question to ask yourself because they will never be the sweet guy or girl that you first met. They will always be the one that dumped you and broke your heart (and perhaps even did some other things too). Can you accept this? Can you truly live with it long term? Will you be able to trust them again? If they come home at 3 am will you be worried?
I hate to be cliché but there are plenty of fish in the sea and you can be just as happy with someone else (and they won’t come with all this baggage).
1. Accept that it’s over
Regardless of whether you want to get back together with your ex or move on, the first thing you need to do is accept that the relationship is over. This is hard to do because it often seems like a surprise but I assure you it’s not. At least not in your ex. Truth is, they’ve probably been thinking about breaking up with you for quite some time now, they just may have never mentioned it you. However, they were probably working it out in private and talking to all their friends about it.
2. Don’t try to get them back
The point here is that it’s over and you need to start acting like it. Don’t try to get your ex back, it will only push them away even further. It’s not attractive to have someone begging you to take them back. Just imagine that you met someone out at a party for the first time and they were feeling really sad and said “please go out with me.” Not a very compelling offer, huh?
3. Be strong and have a positive attitude
Once you stop single-mindedly obsessing about ways to get your ex back, you can start acting like yourself again. Go to the gym, hang out with friends, pick up a new hobby, etc. It doesn’t really matter what you do as long as you get off your ass and stop feeling sorry for yourself. I know it’s not easy and there will be times where you want to cry in your room all by yourself, that’s fine, give yourself the permission to do that. However, after you’re done grieving, get back to focusing on your own life. Be strong and have a positive attitude. Realize that you’re a great catch and any man or woman would be lucky to have you.
4. Do NOT talk or hang out with your ex
Seeing them or talking to them will only give you more reasons to miss them and want to get back together. Or even worse, it’ll make you jealous because they’re with someone else, or are interested in someone else besides you. What’ll make you even more miserable though is seeing that they’re perfectly happy without you while you feel like your heart just got torn out of your chest and stomped on. The best way to avoid all these things is to avoid your ex. Maybe someday you can be friends again but not until you’re completely over them.
5. Think about all the things that went WRONG
No, don’t tell me that your relationship was perfect. It wasn’t. Maybe she yelled at you for checking out some girl when you weren’t and wouldn’t believe you. Maybe he kept telling you about how great the sex was with his ex. Now, realize that these are things that you don’t necessarily have to forgive just because you love them. Get in touch with how you really feel about them and allow yourself to actually get mad about it. You shouldn’t have had to put up with any of that shit. You deserve better. And now that they’re gone, you finally have the opportunity to find someone better.
Now go out there and get what you’re worth!