Before Moving On, Get Over Your Ex

October 7, 2014


Getting over your ex is one of the great dilemmas of manhood. It’s rarely a quick and easy process, and it’s often complicated by all the things that the two of you still have in common, like friends, favorite hangouts and even living quarters.

Maybe the most frustrating thing about the whole process is that even if ending the relationship was the right thing to do – even if she cheated on you – it can still be hard to bury all those memories and move on with your life.

Now it’s time to get back in the game. Follow these tips for getting over your ex, and you’ll be to your old self in no time.

Set Yourself Free

First things first: Stop acting like your ex was God’s gift to men. She wasn’t perfect. If we’re being honest, she probably wasn’t even close.

Make a list of her annoying traits. Let your buddies bad-mouth her. Do whatever you have to do – just take her off that pedestal.

Relationships are about compromise. Being single should be about doing whatever you want. Look, you’ve ditched the ball and chain.

You’re free. So stay out until four in the morning, hop on a plane to Vegas with your brother, or just sit on your behind and watch basketball all day.

Among other things you had to sacrifice when in a committed relationship was time with your friends. Girlfriends are notorious time-bandits, always greedy for more and more of your attention. But now that you’re single, you can reconnect with the buds you left behind.

Out With The Old, In With The New!

The most foolproof method for getting over your ex is to sleep with another girl. It’s the fastest and most efficient way to get an ex-girlfriend out of your system.

One of the reasons we equivocate about leaving an ex behind is because – no matter how confident we are – we worry we won’t find someone new. That’s what sends us crawling back to our familiar, comfy, dysfunctional exes time and time again.

Finding a new love interest, even for one night, is the best method of countering all those self-defeating thoughts.