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28 Ways To Move On From A Past Relationship

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28 Ways To Move On From A Past Relationship [EXPERT]
There's no need to look back.
When a relationship is over, let go and move on in a healthy way to attract the right one for you.

"Have faith that true love is meant to be and one day love will come shining through. No matter how sad your heart is, the love that you wish for will come true...if you believe." How To Use Your Breakup To Create The Love You Desire

When a relationship is over, it's time to let go. Holding on to a past love clutters up your heart and mind. Letting go opens up the space and possibilities to attract the partner of your dreams. Try these things to stop dwelling on the relationship you had with your ex.

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14 things to stop doing now:

  1. Listening to love songs that remind you of him
  2. Going to places where you spent time together
  3. Thinking about the good times you had together
  4. Communicating with him (erase his phone number, email address, texts, etc.)
  5. Being friends with benefits or being the other woman
  6. Wishing and hoping that he'll come back to you
  7. Being in denial that it's over
  8. Looking at his pictures, cards, love letters and his Facebook page
  9. Staying in contact with his friends and family
  10. Talking continually about him with your friends, family and anyone who will listen
  11. Trying to run into him in bars and nightclubs
  12. Looking for him on online dating sites
  13. Trying to make him jealous by flirting with or connecting with his male friends
  14. Letting yourself get rundown (i.e. over-eating, not exercising, etc.)

In addition to stopping the above things, the following practices will help you transition and move forward with more ease and grace. Ending Relationships Gracefully

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14 things to start doing now:

  1. Find your happiness from within
  2. Be grateful for the wonderful things in your life
  3. Find your passions and focus on them
  4. Get healthy from the inside out
  5. Focus on the present moment and know that all is well
  6. Connect and spend time with your family and friends
  7. Enjoy hobbies and activities that you've been meaning to do
  8. Do things to refresh, renew and soothe your soul
  9. Exercise and workout
  10. Listen to uplifting music
  11. Keep a journal
  12. Read positive books
  13. Create a bucket list and start doing things on your list
  14. Apply lessons (what you've learned) from your past relationships to create your ideal love life

Be patient and gentle with yourself during this time. It takes courage to move forward and becomes easier once you start. Try a few of the stops and starts. As you become comfortable with them, take on additional ones. Just Broke Up? How To Regain A Sense Of Self

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Janet Ong Zimmerman

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Relationship Coach for Successful Women

Co-Author of International Best Seller "Sexy Secrets to a Juicy Love Life"

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