5 Psychologists Reveal How To Get Over Your Ex In 30 Days Or Less


Getting over exes is nearly impossible. You can block them on social media, delete their digits and avoid any and all places you might run into them.

But in the end, none of that will matter. Where there's a will, there's a way. This means that no matter how much you try to erase them from your thoughts, they will find a way to show up again.

I'll be the first to admit that sometimes, I find myself getting all nostalgic and weepy over ex-boyfriends I haven't spoken to or seen in a year or two. I sometimes wish we were back together, laughing at our inside jokes and pretending that our relationship was really good.

The problem is, in doing so, I forget about the times it was actually pretty bad.

Since most of us don't have any effective ways to really kick our exes to the curb, I figured I'd ask the people who truly know how to get that job done.

By the way, those people are never friends. Friends give the most biased and sometimes useless advice when it comes to getting over someone you deeply loved.

That's why I asked five psychologists about the tricks they have for getting over an ex in 30 days or less.

1. Date Yourself

– Jennifer Seiter, founder of Ex Boyfriend Recovery

2. Get busy.

– Dr. Sanam Hafeez, NYC based licensed neuropsychologist and teaching faculty member at Columbia University

3. Live and learn.

– Dr. Erika Martinez, licensed psychologist

4. Think of what you won't miss.

– Dr. Paul DePompo, ABPP and author of the book, “The Other Woman's Affair

5. Surround yourself with people who love you.

– Tina B. Tessina, psychotherapist and author of "It Ends With You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction"