24 Best Ways To Forget Your Ex (#1 Move On Fast!)

Last updated on May 28, 2024 by Michelle Devani

"How to forget an ex?" After all the happiness that you pass through, sometimes this will happen. Yep, that is a broke up with your boyfriend or girlfriend. Maybe you broke up with all of these reasons: Maybe you cheat on them while he or she not know, or maybe he or she cheated on you?

Maybe you do some mistakes that can't be intolerance? Or maybe he or she do some mistakes that can't be intolerance? Maybe you feel bored with him or her? Or maybe he or she feels bored with you? Maybe you do awkward things? or maybe he or she do awkward things? Maybe both of you do not respect each other?

Maybe both of you do not trust them anymore? Hey, friends. If this happens, better you are broke up with him or her. In the relationship, if there is no trust anymore, it will gonna be chaos between you and him or her. Both of you will have a very bad experience and hatred deep inside your heart. Or maybe you want to keep it and fix it? It's up to you, friends. If it is, try to build trust again with each other.

Maybe both of you have problems with each parent? Maybe both of you have tired of all this relationship? Relax, readers. Don't decide to break. Just the rest of your relationship, and talk about your problems and find a solution for it. Remember trust and honest will be given good things. Maybe both of you do not understand each other? Maybe it's the last choice?

Okay! Whatever the reasons, it happened. Just let it go. But don't sad. Maybe it's a better way. Maybe you now are sad, it's okay that is a normal reaction. Or maybe you were broke up three months ago or six months ago or maybe one year ago, and you still sad about it? Do you still remind him or her? Do you still shed a tear when remembering him or her? Wait. Stop. Don't do this anymore. It will damage your mentality. Now it's the time to make a move on, time to serious to forget about him or her. I will tell you the steps.

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1. Stop Being Curious About Him Or Her

By the time, you broke up you will still remind off him or her. With it, curiosity about him or she will grow up. And you wanted to more know about him or her. What he or she is doing right now? Is she or he eats normally? Why that is happening to us? Is he or she cheated on me? Is he or she okay right now? If you doing that, that will give you more regret and pain. So, please stop it. By that time, you will forget about him or her.

2. Don't Stalk!

If you were still curious about him or her, you will try anyway to get information about him or her. One of them is stalking him or her. If you stalking on him or her, trust me, you will not forget about him or her. You will always sad and regret it. So move on, my friends. Don't let your emotions control you.

One of the stalking in this age is stalking in social media. Because with all the technologies, all the information, from normal information until private information, will easy to get. These steps need a little courage. Yep. You have at least turn off all your notification on all social media or reports as spam on all social media.

3. Pack All Their Stuff Away

pack all their stuff away

This means is everything, that he or she gives to you, pack it. Don't miss a single thing from him or her. It will help you to erase all the memories from him or her. If you still have it, it can be an obstacle to move on from him.

4. Don't Go To Places You Used To Hang Out With Them 

This means is the place you and your ex always spend a lot of time. Don't go there. It will shock your emotions and you will be in shed tears. If by accident you go there, prepared your mental or go somewhere quickly. Be strong and passed it. Just let it go, baby!

5. Forget All The Good Memories

It's mean with all in the relationship, you always have a good time with him or her and forget about it. Add to your mindset to "remove" it. For now, you will not need it. Because it will hurt you and you're emotional if you still have it. Maybe you still see in mind, the good scene and memories with him or her. Forget it now. You have to wake up yourself to not daydreaming about it.

6. Remember Why Your Relationship Ended

Despite you think all the good memories with him or her, I guess, just think about these: the moment both of you start the fight, who starts first? why both of you want your relationship ended?. Remember all the bad things that have been done. Remember everything that reminds you of the bad memories in your relationship.

Remember: who starts not to keep a promise? or who left you behind? or who is incompatible? or something like that. It will give you some reason why not to miss him or her. Keep telling to yourself why you should forget about him or her although you may miss him or her.

7. Just Let It Go

Maybe after you remember all the bad things, this will gonna happen. Yup. You will blame yourself. Because you think not at all his or her fault. Most of all are my fault. Sometimes I cannot keep my words. Almost everything I start the fights. Sometimes I am too much complaint about him or her. And the others.

It's normal if this happens to you. It proves that you still have a pure heart to reflect on yourself. This is good, but just don't blame yourself. If you blame yourself, are you think it can turn back the time and not end like this? Hey friends, wake up. Maybe almost is your fault, but you can not turn back the time. What has done, just accept it? So you can forget about your ex. Yes, the best ways to get your ex.

8. List Your Positive Character

In this step, you will need two pieces of paper and a pencil or pen. Just write down in a list all your positive characters in the first paper. Maybe have a bright smile, always smile, patient, and others. In the second paper, just write down all about the negative about your ex. After that, compare the two of them. Give a conclusion about it. With this step, you will feel glad about your break up. You can see all the bad things that do not suit your character. There is a great valley about you and him.

9. Your Life Is More Precious

This step is to reset your minds. While in your relationship, you think he or she is everything. After breaking up, you have to re-thinking it. Yup. Just think your life is more precious. Maybe there will be great people around you. Your life is not over if you lose him or her. Add this to your mindset. You have a wonderful life and don't waste about it.

The purpose of this step is your concern of minds is not in him or her anymore. With this, you can see many great things around which you waste it when with him or her.

10. Spend Your Time With Family

spend your time with family

If you feel something that still unpleasant deep within your heart about your ex, try to talks with your family. With your honestly, they will give you some support. And lighter your problems. Spend this time as long as you can. With this, you can find yourself a little happy again. So you can forget about him or her.

11. Hang Out With Your Best Friends

Why have to best friends? Because best friends are closer to us despite our family. They know all the bad and good about us. With them, you can enjoy your time like it was. You can feel free again. You will free from your negativity. Go anywhere that makes you and your best friends happy and can spend a lot of time. Do these steps continuously. So you will find your freedom once again and lift your emotions, blown away your depression.

12. Write A Busy Schedule

This is so simple and easy to do it. Yup. It means that you have to not give time yourself to think about him or her. You must write your own schedule with your hobby and you most like want to do. With this, you can give a lift up your spirit and emotions. You can concern about your daily activities. It can backs you to the way you were when you still single.

13. Be Intense With Your Hobby

With these steps, we warn you to have a hobby that worth do it. Because if you have it, it can guarantee your future. Back to the topic, why have to the intense hobby? Because if you do, you do it without any pressure. It can remove all your sadness, ease your fears, ease your bad emotions from break up with your ex.

14. Plan A Vacation

No matter with whom you go, just plan a vacation and do it. Just go to spend more time. Waste your time a little with activities that really worth it. Maybe you can go with your family to strengthen family bonds. Maybe you can go with your best friends. Whoever you go with, just doing a vacation. The objective is to replace all the good memories with your ex with a new one.

15. Stay Away From Social Media

Why? Because there is a possibility your ex is active on social media or some information about him or her will show on your first page. That will reminds you of him or her. It will hurt you again. And once again, if you spend much time on social media, you can not free yourself from a bad mood caused by a breakup. Your life is really more worth it than social media. So if you do, your mood will change at least and not bore.

16. Stop Talking About Them

After all of these steps, your emotions will be cool down. So stop talking about him or her anytime or anywhere. Whenever you meet with his or her friends, just say hi and a little chit-chat. Don't ask about what he or she does. If you ask about him or her, it will give you an obstacle to forget about him or her. The purpose of this is to forget him or her for a while until your emotions stable. If your emotions are stable and you don't have any feelings about him or her, you can ask about him or her.

17. Stop Chatting With Them

stop chatting with them

This situation will only happen when you break up without a fight and anger. The meaning of this step is just don't reply to all of his or her messages. Ignore it as long as you can. The more you ignore it, the easy way for you to forget about him. It can train your mentality if suddenly you meet him or her. So your sad feelings and emotions will stay calm.

18. Rearrange Your Environment

Maybe if you were with him or her, your environment full of specific colors. But after break up, you still feel his or her presence is still in there. If yes, you need to rearrange it to something new. Change the color of your wall with wallpaper. Change position your bed, desk, wardrobe, and others. If you have furniture from him or her, don't use it again. Give it back or give it to people who need that furniture. With you do it, some people believe that will change your mood.

If You Still Think of Them, Do These Things!

Meanwhile, maybe there are no good ways to forget your ex because she/he is too sweet to forget. Indeed, do the following tips to save a life.

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1. Eat A Lot 

Maybe you can't let them go, still think about them, and the staff. Like many sayings, food can heal a broken heart. So, eat chocolate as much as you can. That will make you feel happy. Ice creams? Why not. Ice cream can heal too. What's next? You can do a culinary tour around your town. By then, you may try new food and meet new people to be your next hot lover.

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After all these steps, you will feel at ease and forget your ex. While you doing all these steps, don't forget to regret it and don't do some revenge for him or her. Your life is really worth more than it. After forgetting your ex and your terrible relationship with him or her, you will have a new page to write it, don't you? I will give you some advice on your new page.

3. Find Your New Passion

Maybe as long as your last relationship, you get warned not to do this, not to do that, etc. But now, you are single. It's your time to dig deeper into a new passion which maybe was prohibited for. Try something new, just like an adventurer, photographer, etc. And don't forget to tell your family and best friends to gain some supports from them. It will give you a little happier that you have someone who supports you.

4. Enjoy Your Status A Little Longer

After all the terrible things, you have a new status. Yup. Single. Single it's not mean always to something alone. Remember you have best friends, a family. Just be thankful for what you are now. Now you don't have any restrictions about relationships. Feel free to take advantage of it as much as possible.

5. Enjoy Your Time

Maybe your last time, you don't have time to take care of yourself. Now you have it. Do whatever you want to treat yourself as long as you can. Maybe you did not have time to do some physical exercise, now you have it. Just do it. Maybe you did not have to read a novel or a book, now you have it. Enjoy this time as much as you can like this is your last time alone.

6. Think Twice About New Relationship

think twice about new relationship

After all the happiness in being single, maybe you want a new relationship. But think twice about it. Maybe if you fall in love with him or her, it will erase your bad memories about your ex. But think about this: What if you do it, to show off your new relationship to your ex? it will look like you compare the relationship between the two of them. You will feel awkward. And what if the truth is you still remind your ex? What if you not truly in love with your existing boyfriends or girlfriends? It's not a good relationship after all.

7. Be Happy

There are many ways to forget your exes, but the best way is let yourself to be happy. Maybe, you need to remember what you can't do when you were with them. Maybe, they don't want you to be happy. Then, now they are gone, your door to be happy is wide open. Just let yourself do whatever you can to feel like yourself again.

8. Sleep 

If you still think about him/her and there is no way to forget your exes, then the last thing to do you may need sleep. I mean, a very good night sleep. Maybe, you can feel something else in your dream. Then, once you wake up in the morning, you will have some brand new days. Also, you may think better about love and life.

9. Wake Up

If you have been sleeping for so long, then it's time to wake up! Wake up! That ex might just not right for you, not fit in. There will be someone else better, somewhere, that will come along to your life bringing you true love. So, wake up and start a new day!

Just be what you are. In time, you will get someone who better. In that time, you will feel more than this. While waiting that time, improve yourself with all the good things and learn from your past, so you have a little sure of a good relationship. In the time, hope you meet the right person that suits you, guys. So that's all my advice and I pray all the best for you. In case you ever heard, always spread love on every corner!

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Michelle Devani
My name is Michelle Devani, and I've been helping people with their relationships since 2003. In 2017 I decided it was about time I started a blog on the topic, and since then more than 2 million people worldwide have read my relationship advice. Drop me a comment below to let me know what you think.

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