8 Tips to Get over Your First Love ...

By Heather

8 Tips to Get over Your First Love ...

Your first love is the hardest to get over, but there are tips to get over your first love that do really work, if you use them. There are many times when you never, truly get over your first experiences with love and romance, but these tips to get over your first love can help ease the pain. It's going to be hard, but it is so worth getting over and so worth moving on.

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Don't Keep Reminiscing

There are tons of times that you are going to dwell on the past, times that you are going to go back into your memories and draw from them, but don't do it right away. Try not to think about the past, try not to dwell on your ex boyfriend or girlfriend. This is one of the many tips to get over your first love that can save you a lot of heartache and pain.


Give Yourself Time to Grieve

However, even though I don't want you to dwell on the past, you've got to give yourself some time to grieve the relationship. You have to do this with every relationship, but your first love is going to be the hardest. It can take months, even years to fully get over your first love, but as time passes, it does get easier.


Remember, You Will Love Again

Just because you got burned doesn't mean that you'll never, ever love again. Don't think like that. To be honest, you'll probably love a lot sooner than you expect, especially if someone really clicks with you. Don't rush love of course, but don't ever think that you aren't going to love again.


Let Your Emotions Heal

You've been burned. You've been hurt. That takes a lot of time to get over and it takes a lot of time for your emotions to heal themselves. Don't jump immediately into another relationship, just because you want to find that feeling you experienced with your ex again. You might not feel that for a while, just let it happen.


Support Groups

Support groups within your family and friends are going to be a lifesaver for you. Remember, this is your first love, it is so much different than any other love you experience. Support groups are going to save your life and really make sure that your emotions heal a lot quicker.

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It'll Be Worse before It Gets Better

When you are trying to get over your first love, you've got realize that it is going to get a lot worse before it gets better. You are going to feel horrible and you are going to be upset a lot, but that doesn't mean that it'll never, ever get better. It will, you've just got to let it.


Write in a Journal

When I was trying to get over my first love, I started a journal that I could write in. That really helped me get through the bad times, and I could actually look back and see exactly what I was feeling during those times. Start a journal, it really does help!


Let Yourself Cry

Finally, let yourself cry whenever it feels right. If you bottle it all up, it will only make it worse. You've got to let yourself extract all of those emotions that you have pent up instead of keeping them inside. Trust me on this one!

So, if you're having problems getting over your first love, take a look at our tips! They do work and while I know it is hard, it is so worth it to follow these tips. So, what was your experience with getting over your first love?

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whoa wat a coincidence i need sumthin like tht man i really need help from movin on from my first love TT^TT i hope this works

I love a guy that I've been involved with since October. He's lovely and makes me fall in love with him more when I see him and he knows that but he just doesn't want a relationship even though he said he cares about me. Makes me feel horrible because we are good for each other but I will just have to get over it, it's hard though when you see someone all the time as well!! </3 xx

Its been 4 months since me

am I the only one who has had heartbreak and then like holds back in future relationships? like I'm always afraid I'm gonna get hurt now. I've been hurt by guys who were literally my best friends who I ended up liking and yeah it didn't work out. :/ any tips?

@Catherine Salera I've heard that before, "channel your emotion" into something, but how do you actually do it? Like do you shut down your emotions during the day and then only let yourself feel them when you're in the activity you want to channel your emotions into?

My ex and I broke up in October of last year. It was a 3 and a half year relationship that ended badly. There were hard feelings and a lot of words that went unsaid. I have a lot of anger toward him that has become an issue in my life. It's anger that's bottled up and spills into other aspects of my life. It doesn't help that my ex still triesto contact me. though I have told him I wanted nothing to do with him. However, I did meet a spectacular individual at school and we got together in the middle of November. and have been going strong. He is amazing to me and very understanding of the struggles I deal with when it comes to my ex.

i hd been in love with a very sweet and loving gal..but 2mnths back she broke up with me..she iz gettng married in jan2015..m unable to handle this broke up..m dieng evry secnd..i dnt know how to realise her that i love him very much and cant live without her

He was my first boyfriend and first love and we had been together for almost a year. We had been having a lot of reoccurring problems and he mentioned a "break" two days ago. I'm still suffering the pain. I feel like my world had come crashing down, I feel an emptiness in my heart and that part of me had died. We lived together so it's hard not being with him or talking to him. I feel so heartbroken and sad and The only person I can think of that can comfort me is him. I feel like I lost my Bestfriend. It's hard not knowing what he's doing during this break, how long it will take, or if he's going to fall for someone else during this break. I don't know what else to do but wait and that's what's so hard. I don't want to accept it or let him go. I don't want it to end and I can't stop thinking about the memories we've had together