Breakups can be extremely hard to grapple with, no matter how things between you and your ex ended. If you haven't been able to move on, regardless of how long it's been, try not to beat yourself up. It's totally normal to take as long as you need to heal. But letting go of your ex is the first step toward opening yourself up to a new love, or a new chapter of life. Of course, letting go isn't always easy, which is why getting professional advice is never a bad idea. Enter: the one thing these couples’ therapists tell clients about getting over an ex, and it's so unbelievably wise.
It seems like there's an endless amount of advice out there for people who are struggling to move on after a breakup, but the truth is that what works for some people might not work for everyone. So if you've tried a bunch of things and you're still torn up, don't worry — there's always a light at the end of the tunnel. At the very least, relationships that don't work out present a valuable opportunity to reflect on what went wrong and how you can avoid the same pitfalls in future relationships. So, don't fret. Even the pain of an intense heartbreak will let up eventually. In the meantime, here are some tips from the experts.