The truth is, they already know that you love them, how much you adore them and how much you care about them. But they still decided to breakup. Showering them with affection is not going to help you. In fact, the more you smother them, the more trapped they’ll feel. And that will just make them want to get away from you as soon as possible.

“After going through several years of ups and downs with a guy I met in high school, we ended things in our mid-20s. At first, I was devastated because we had so many memories from different phases of our lives, and it took me almost a year to shake the sad feelings. What helped me the most was remembering that even though I was sad, I still had the same great family, friends, and job I had before the relationship and the breakup. It was also pretty satisfying to remove the guy as a friend on Facebook!” —Rose W.

Reward yourself for your positive path. Find simple ways to reward yourself. Pamper yourself for a bit. It does not need to be big or fancy. Maybe give yourself a spa day, or bake something that satisfies your sweet tooth. Do something that quantifies your love for yourself.

Hi Lumos1225, Mahirap yang set-up nyo na open relationship. Kasi pag sinabi nating open relationship talagang wala kang assurance kasi hindi naman kayo exclusive. It is not fair to you kasi you have feelings for her. In an open relationship kasi, dapat di ka masyadong ma-attach sa tao kasi ikaw ang matatalo eh. In my opinion, kelangan mo tlgang pilitin ang sarili mo na magmove on. Wag mong ikulong ang sarili mo sa kanya kasi you have the freedom to do what you want. pero wag kang magexpect. Yan ang number one rule ng open relationship. No attachments, no assumptions, no expectations, no exclusivity and no conflict.

Thank you so much for this great article. You’re right! Happiness is the key. I’ve been single now for a few years, post a really bad breakup, and I’ve spent all this time focusing on myself, on what makes me truly happy, independent of guys. And I can honestly say it’s an amazing feeling to be comfortable with yourself. I feel more attractive now than I ever did in my relationship. And I was in my twenties! Thanks for breaking it down in such an honest way. Everyone should follow your advice!

Do not call it a date. I repeat. Do not call it a date. If you do, your ex will put their defenses up faster than Garfield finds Lasagna. You don’t want them thinking that you are looking to get back together. At least not now. You want them to go out with you as a friend. And then you can build up attraction while you are with them.

When I was suffering from most difficult phrase in my life (when my ex left me), Michael Fiore’s Text Your Ex Back helped me in regaining my confidence and showed me powerful text messaging plan that brings my ex boyfriend crawling back to me.

He broke up with me last Monday after 1 year and 3 months, for me it was the happiest time of my life and we never fought and had a happy and loving relationship. Reading this has really helped me as I’m going into my second week of NC tomorrow. I genuinely think we both needed a break but I’m not going to sit here and believe that we’re gonna get back together I’m just going to do my 4 Week Detox, then go from there. Wish me luck . X

Peter and Paulette have agreed that they need still more time before they make a final split-up or re-unite decision.  Paulette is wary of false hope.  She wants to be certain that she can trust that Peter’s changes will hold, and hers as well.  

Over the months or years, both of you may have exchanged a lot of gifts or little memorabilia. Lock them all away and don’t spend hours holding and caressing his love letters or the tickets to the last movie you watched as a couple. It won’t just hurt, it’ll also rekindle a one sided romance. [Read: The right thing to do with old love letters and gifts]

Try to figure out things why you can’t get over with your ex boyfriend. Are you just making yourself getting back things that can’t be bring back or you are just stuck in memories? Maybe it’s hard to let go a person who have been part of your life. But life goes on. It’s a matter of acceptance and letting go. It;s your choice if you want to remain stuck or to start moving on then re-start your life. Remember always that you are the one choosing for your own happiness.

Hi, umm… So my name is Clarissa, and about two months ago, I was dumped… again..by my ex-boyfriend, Miguel. He and I had dated for 9 months, and then he dumped me for another girl. Nothing came out of that, so I sort of got okay. We were friends with benefits for a while too, but called that off. I had almost completely healed, and I got a message from him saying he realized he misses me and he made a mistake, and that I was the best girlfriend he’d ever had…

I’ve become quite good at remaining friends with exes after the breakup, something which usually elicits raised eyebrows when I mention it to people who are used to hating all of their exes. Maybe I’m lucky because the guys I’ve been involved with have mostly been good people and breakups haven’t been hateful, merely the result of differences in our feelings or in what we wanted out of a relationship. Like the article says, I think it can be healthy to continue to feel love for people we once were involved with. I still love many of my ex-lovers, though I would not want to be in a committed relationship with any of them. I’m good friends with three exes, and “social friends” with another. We all get to decide what the best way is to integrate lost love into our lives, based on what’s healthiest for us. Other peoples’ opinions or assumptions about it aren’t as important as how those feelings hinder or support us as we move forward. Thanks for this new take on the issue!

It was Alexander Graham Bell who once said, “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”

We are all familiar with people who have gone through a break up in which persistent thoughts about the ex seem to linger. The relationship is over, hopes of reconciliation have been exhausted, all communication has ceased…and yet the ex retains a special place in the stricken one’s heart. Could this be a good thing? In our apparent reluctance to let go of an ex, we may be holding on to our capacity to love and the feeling of being loving.

Simple, sometimes in order to get in a better place physically you have to use your breakup as fuel. I will elaborate. Being more active when it comes to fitness is not always easy. There are going to be days where you just want to curl up in a ball on your bed and just tell everyone and everything to leave you alone.

We lived together only once before this last time, you see his mom was diagnosed with a rare cancer and he and his sister basically did it all(their dad just couldn’t handle it emtionally, I guess. I even helped with cleanings) she died slowly and painfully in the house. While his sister lived down the street with her husband he and his dad stayed there and then I moved in. It wasn’t ideal only in the sense of living under the same roof his mom died and it wasn’t our home, but I didn’t want to say anything cause she was his rock. We had our ups and downs we didn’t necessarily fight (rarely raised our voices)more like bickered and yes I nagged:/ [otp_overlay]