Your new single-person prospective is due to change
Sometimes moving on (break up, loss or other major change) is difficult.
It’s rarely easy unless you’re so glad to get out of a situation that you can’t wait to make changes and move on. A break up disrupts your whole life. Everything you do and see seems to remind you of your ex. If you had many mutual friends, even going out to keep from going stir crazy can be difficult.
One of the biggest challenges you have to face when you’re ready to move on is your family and friends.
If your ex- was popular with your family, you’re going to get tired of their questions about your situation. You must explain to them that you’re moving on, break up is over, and that you don’t appreciate constantly being reminded of your ex and the past relationship. And hope they understand.
Sometimes this is difficult for family to deal with your change in relationship status. They want to keep bringing up the person in the hopes that you’ll eventually get back together.
You can just explain, “Moving on, break up is over, that’s that.” Eventually they’ll come around because they’re your family and they love you. It’s probably going to be harder to deal with when it comes to your friends.
If you didn’t have many mutual friends, then this aspect should be less of a problem. But if the two of you often hung out with the same group of people, then you going alone to be with those friends is going to seem strange to everyone for a while.
And then there’s the problem of your ex wanting to hang out with the friends, too, which will complicate the moving on part of life. You might even run into each other as you each attempt to hang out with your mutual friends. This doesn’t mean that it’s necessary when you’re moving on break up with your friends. It’s just simply going to be more difficult to maintain some of those friendships once the relationship is over.
As difficult as it seems, when you say, “Moving on, break up is history,” you may have to give your ex some room with some of those friendships.
You and your ex may each have to keep in touch with only certain friends in your group of mutual friends. Just try to maintain good contact and relationships with those you’re closest to and allow your ex to do the same with the others. While this can be painful, it’s probably easiest on everyone because they don’t have to choose which of you to be loyal to and which to avoid.
Sometimes the “moving on break up” period is just too difficult when you’re surrounded by mutual friends and so many places to go together.
If possible, go on a vacation to get away from the same scenery and people. Take a vacation with a friend who isn’t involved in the situation; maybe a friend of yours who wasn’t friends with your ex. This can help you get some perspective.
Once you’ve declared, “moving on; break up over” then if you can take some time away it can help you a great deal.
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