10 Proven Ways to Get Over Someone You Love

June 22, 2022

Just like Burna Boy predicted, last last you eventually chopped breakfast. Or maybe you’re the one who dished it. The point is, you’re still in love with them. No shame — it happens to the best of us. 

If you’d like to put those feelings to rest, you’re in the right place.

1. You don’t

This was someone you thought you’d either get married to or date forever. Imagine going back to a talking stage with someone else? Ew.

Wendy Williams looking teary-eyed and distressed.

2. Set apart three months (at least) for all the feels

Just let yourself cry and go through all the emotions. Don’t let your village people tempt you to do it on Instagram Live though.

Donald Glover crying out.

3. Become an alcoholic

You’ve already lost your heart, why not lose your liver too?

Black female holding a bottle of alcohol dejectedly.

4. Eat away your sorrows

Food is the best way to forget about someone you love. Don’t believe us? Try this dodo and ice cream combo and see if you still remember their name.

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5. Get fit

Channel that heartbreak into getting fit. You may not get your love interest back but you’ll have your summer body on lock. Lose some, win some.

Young man lifting weights to get fit.

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6. Look through their throwback pictures

So you can look at their pimple-faced, boot-cut trousers-wearing former selves and wonder why you ever got attracted to them in the first place. 

Black female looking irritated.

7. Gossip about them with your friends

That’s if you hadn’t abandoned your friends when the love was sweeting you. You see yourself now?

Image depicting three male choristers singing, "you are so lonely".

8. Make mad money

You need to focus on important things if you want to heal. What’s more important than making money?

Lady giving advice to help her female friend get over a love interest.

9. Get married

So you can pepper your ex see that there are literally billions of other people out there for you.

Nigerian gele-wearing female giving love advice.

10. Block them

They might try to come back when you eventually reclaim your bad bitch status and you simply don’t need that energy in your life.

Black male holding an exit sign.

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