Although I'm now in a dream of a relationship, I've dealt with more than a few breakups in my time. Some of them were amicable and some of them were nightmares. They were awful, painful, and the heartbreak was seemingly endless. You know how that feels, right? Getting past a relationship once it has ended can be incredibly hard – but there are things you can do to make it go more smoothly. For instance, you can start by reading about some great ways to move past a breakup, right here.
1. Let's Not Be Friends
One way to move past a breakup, particularly when it's bad, is to just move on. Don't try any of that “let's still be friends” stuff. Sometimes, that's just not a good idea. You may eventually come to the point where you can go back, be friends, and not feel anything, but to start out with, you need to just keep away from your ex.
2. Stop Wallowing
It's okay to feel sad, to cry, to be upset about the ending of a relationship, but you cannot wallow in it. Don't allow yourself the luxury of thinking you have all this time to feel bad for yourself and about your breakup. Make yourself get up and do things; do whatever you can to have fun, even if you have to fake it at first. The longer you remain in bed, crying over what was, the easier it will be to keep doing it.
3. No Drunk Dialing
It's common to drunk dial once a relationship is over, but you really shouldn't. Even if you have to completely purge your ex's number from your phone, your computer, and whatever else, do it. The worst thing you can do after you've just broken up is engage in a drunk dial. Whether you slur about how much you still love your ex or decide to chronicle all of his or her faults, it's not going to lead to anything good.