How to Get Over Your Ex-Girlfriend (Survival Guide for Men)

How to get over your ex-girlfriend

I feel your pain.

I feel it because I’ve been through it too. It’s the one thing that every guy is guaranteed to go through – breakups.

You loved her. Now your heart is broken and, it feels like life will never be the same.

Strangely, we get a lot of our concepts of love from… the movies. The same beliefs that make beautiful and romantic movies, can destroy your love life in the real world.

Here are 6 things you need to know to get over your ex-girlfriend.

1. Toxic Mindset: You Complete Me

I searched the world. Found you, and now I’m complete.

This belief simply isn’t true. You don’t need anyone to complete you. It’s awesome to share your life with someone special – but you are not a half! You are complete the way you are.    

This toxic mindset, is that two incomplete/unhappy people will come together and finally get to be happy. That isn’t love. It’s neediness, craving and attachment.

Let’s write a healthier story. A story where two fulfilled/happy people come together and, they share their happiness and positivity with each other.   

2. Toxic Mindset: She is My Soulmate

The idea of one soulmate is very cute and romantic. But again, it’s not true.

She is not your soulmate

The harsh reality is that we pick our partners from our social environment. It’s very unlikely that you’re going to pick a soulmate who is living in another part of the world.

In the past, we humans lived in small tribes. In those tribes rejection from one woman, might’ve meant you would never find a partner again.

But we now live in mega-cities with millions of people. And although you won’t believe me – there is more than one girl with whom you are capable of having a romantic connection.

You should cherish the bond you had with your ex. But your future is not all doom and gloom.

3. Toxic Mindset: Love is Pain

We all love tragedies. But your life doesn’t need to be one.

If you find yourself spending more time in breakups than in relationships, then it may be a good idea to ask yourself: Am I addicted to drama?

Believing love is pain, will bring you just that – Pain. Everyone’s life is full of hardships. So there is absolutely no need to go out of your way to find them.

Have your relationships been mostly pain, cheating and lies? Could it be that you’re making poor decisions when choosing a partner? Can you imagine yourself being attracted to a healthy, stable woman?

4. Universal Truth: Nothing is Permanent

You didn’t want to lose your partner.

But here you are. You have changed. Your partner has changed and now the story has come to an end.

Life doesn’t personally hate you. It’s in the nature of life to change. Nothing is permanent.

There are 2 choices – you can resist life or you can go with the flow. To go with the flow of life, you’ll need to let go of the past.

Julien Blanc teaches us how to let go in this video, using a pranic breathing technique. Check it out.

5. Universal Truth: All Rejection is Feedback

Rejection feels terrible.

But no one gets through life without failing sometimes. Developing a healthy, loving relationship where both of you are growing – is tough.

You probably won’t get it right the first time. And that’s okay. You’ll need to learn open communication, setting boundaries, non-defensiveness, trust and so much more.

You’ve learnt a lot from your old partner. That experience will bring you closer to your ideal relationship. So ask yourself: What can you do better the next time?

6. The Dos and Don’ts

You now have the right mindsets to survive a breakup. But here are a few quick dos and don’ts, just to make sure you stay on the right track.

Don’t stay in touch. You need to give yourself time and space to heal. So, unfollow your ex-girlfriend on social media. Don’t keep gifts and other reminders of her.

Do get in shape. Not only will it make you healthier, but it will also help process your anger and hurt feelings.  

Don’t lose sight of who you are. Take the time to rediscover who you are and enjoy your own company. Reconnect with your old friends, hobbies and life goals.

Do get new experiences. Life is an adventure, so do the things you always wanted. Try something new, travel, meet new people, take up dance lessons…  

Over to You…

Breakups are tough. No two ways about it.

But don’t let it turn your life to ruin. We’ve gone over the mindsets, truths and tips for surviving breakups.

When you feel ready, you are going to have to put yourself out there and find a wonderful lady. I wish you all the happiness in your future relationship 🙏

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Hi, I'm Pritam.

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Life hasn’t always been easy but I like finding solutions. I have read 100s of books on personal development – and I’m sharing the best ideas with you.