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By Ramsha Nayab

Feb 22 2023

Tips to Get Over a Breakup By Experts

Allow yourself time to grieve.

No matter the circumstances of your split, your feelings are valid and processing them is a journey in itself. 

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Don't stay friends–consider deleting your ex's number.

"If the breakup was instigated by the other person, delete their number from your phone, so you aren't inclined to contact them

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Protect your heart with a social media purge.

Whether you're scrolling through old photos of happier times or hitting refresh on your ex's profile to analyze every update, Facebook and Instagram can be pure poison for the brokenhearted.

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Don't contact your ex unless absolutely necessary.

"It isn't going to help your healing process, and the quicker you can adjust to life without your ex in it, the better it's going to be for you," Lester explains.

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Don't go back to them.

More specifically, “those who need more reassurance and love in their relationships due to insecure attachment are more interested in getting back together with an ex”. Instead of indulging though, take charge of your healing journey and avoid prolonging it by calling up an old flame.

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Schedule plans with friends.

"In the early days after a break-up, you're likely not to feel great, so try to distract yourself as much as possible," says Lester. "Make plans with friends so you don't have time to wallow."

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