A lot of my friends and myself have had to transition out of relationships within the last two years. Because of the stress that starting college can put on a relationship, unfortunately many of us have had to let go of love and try our best to pick up the pieces.
However, the transition out of a relationship is not as easy as it may seem. To go from always thinking of that person and counting down the minutes until you will be able to talk to them again to having to think of them as nothing more than a friend can be extremely difficult. After my last relationship, I found myself often wondering what the proper protocol was for getting over a relationship that completely changed my life. How do you pick up the pieces and put them back together without that person? Man, it would have been so much easier if there were some manual on the steps to take! But unfortunately, there isn’t, and I had to learn on my own.
It wasn’t easy, but I did it.
Now that I have finally successfully put that relationship behind me without any bitter feelings towards my ex or towards the hurtful things we both had to endure, I can tell you this: there is no proper protocol There is no specific way to get over your ex. There is no right (or wrong) way to go about things. The honest truth is that you must simply…..carry on. It will hurt like hell, and it will seem to drag on forever….but you just have to continue living your life and taking things day by day by day. Eventually it will begin to hurt less and less, and one day…..you will realize….you’re over them.
You will be happy again. Your smile will return. You will be able to move on and love again.
So, if you are going through a break-up or still experiencing the sting of your last heartbreak just remember the words: CARRY ON.