Steps for a Healthy Break-up

Many people go through relationships throughout their life time. A recent statistic shows that 89% of teens in America have been in dating relationships. Now if you’re anything like my friend, you would think that you are going to marry your high school sweet heart. I hate to break it to you, but less than 2% of high school sweet hearts actually end up getting married and not divorcing. This is a very small percentage compared to the 89% of teens that do get into relationships. This means that 87% of these teens are going to have to go through a break up. So for those of you who are going through a break up right now, or probably will some time in the future, here are some tips on how to get over your ex.

First of all, cut off all connections you had with your ex. This includes facebook, AIM, myspace, their phone number, you name it. This way you will be less tempted to contact your ex or keep tabs on them. There’s no reason for you to keep them on any of these social networks when you’re trying to get over them. Once you delete them, MAKE SURE you keep them deleted and don’t re add them, create accounts just to add them, or even use your friends or their accounts to check up on your ex.

Number 2, don’t be friends with your ex unless you are completely over them. A lot of exs try and stay friends straight after the break up, that’s not a good idea. If you stay friends with them straight after the break up, then how will you know if you are completely over them or not? Give yourself some space and take a break from them. Maybe in the future after you’re 100% sure that you’re over them then you guys can be friends.

Three, go hang out with your friends. Your friends are your support group and probably some time during your relationship you started drifting away from them. Now is a good time to catch up with them and spend some time with them. Go have fun, this is what your friends are for. Most importantly, when hanging out with your friends, don’t talk about your ex to them. They probably don’t care about him or her anyways and don’t like to listen to you talk about them. The less you talk about him or her, the easier it is to forget about them rather than continuing to keep them in your mind.

Lastly, stay positive and let time do its thing. Be patient, it’s probably going to take some time before you actually get over your ex. Keep in mind that there’s always next time, you’re still a teenager and you’re going to get into a lot of relationships before you actually get married. The average person falls in love seven times before actually getting married. Don’t rush to find your soul mate, you have the rest of your life to do that. If you follow all these tips then you’ll be back on your feet in no time.

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