Well, well, well…
You’ve come to find a way to get over the silly little rat trappings of your past, haven’t you?
Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here are The Six Commandments to Getting Over Your Ex:
Commandment #1: Thou Shall Remind Yourself About Your Ex’s Horrendous Flaws
On a piece of paper titled, “Why My Ex Sucks” list down every single flaw your ex has plagued you with.
I don’t know what it is about break-ups, but despite the fact that we have suffered a lot of nightmarish times with ’em, we always only seem to remember the good times. There is a good reason why you two are no longer together — and don’t you forget that.
In our fantasies, we mostly visualize this:
But in reality, the relationship probably looked more like this:
Whenever you start to fall into a delusional state of mind where you start to only remember the good times of an ex, pull out that sheet of paper to smack you back into reality.
Commandment #2: Thou Shall Throw Out All His Sh**!
I don’t care if he bought you a new iPhone6, trade it in for another phone! In Psychology, there’s a little concept called “triggers” where any stimulus — a necklace your ex gave you, a song your former partner once sang, or a TV show they loved — can remind you of your ex, who you’re trying to kick out of your thoughts.
To minimize the occurrence of triggers, throw out EVERYTHING that reminds you of him or her. And burn it.
Okay you don’t have to go that far, but yes you do need to cleanse your space and get rid of your ex’s lingering presence.
Throw out everything he or she has given you. Trash everything that is associated with their memories. This includes deleting songs off your music playing device that remind you of him. Erase all TV shows on your DVR that your ex partner loved. I would even go as far as installing “Word Replacer II” as an extension if you have Google Chrome — this helps replace any word on the Internet that may trigger a flashback of your ex.
Commandment #3 : Thou Shall Not Follow Your Ex on Social Media
How can you get over your ex if you’re still technically subscribing to updates of their lives everyday? Delete them on very single social media platform.
Chances are your ex are going to use social media to make you jealous so don’t fall into the trap and allow them to screw with your emotions. Wipe him or her completely out of your life offline AND online.
Commandment #4: Thou Shall Distract Yourself!
This is very important. The best way to get over an ex is to always keep yourself busy and occupied — the best way to do this is to often socialize and meet new people. By meeting new people, you are more likely to replace your haunting old thoughts of your ex by either bonding with your comrades, forming new friendships, or even finding new love interests.
I know this step is particularly hard for those who are introverted, but I should encourage you to step out of your comfort zone. Even if you need to join some sort of volunteer group or a club, do it! If you allow yourself to be alone with your thoughts, your mind can’t help but wander into the past and you’ll find yourself sniffling about your ex once again.
Commandment #5: Thou Shall Not Indulge In Conversations About Your Ex
Thou shall not talk about things that do not serve us! If anyone asks about your ex, give them a short, curt answer. Next topic!
Commandment #6: Thou Shall Forgive Your Ex
This is the MOST important commandment. There is no sense is keeping any anger, resentment, guilt or whatever else in your heart. Learn to say, “Thank you for the experience.” Because whether you enjoyed the relationship or not does not matter, the point is you learned many lessons from it. Be grateful for that. Be grateful for now knowing what you DON’T want in a significant other. Be happy that you now have a different perspective on love now. Express your gratitude over knowing that you deserve better.
What you will NOT do is continue to let someone of your past dictate how you feel at present and future. The only way you can start a new chapter of your life is by agreeing to move on to the next page — and write a new story.