Sex & Life
Sex & Life October 21, 2017
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Are you wondering how to get over a breakup fast? Well, one of the most effective ways would be finding an answer to one of the most unanswered questions of our generation:
Why did I waste all of my time on that relationship???
When a long, happy relationship ends abruptly, it seems like the “x” amount of months you spent on that person have gone down the proverbial relationship drain. However, it may be some consolation to know that all of those dates, gifts, and hours you spent may not be worthless after all.
So without further ado, here are the seven benefits of a failed relationship as told my How I Met Your Mother Gifs.
Let’s say at the beginning of the relationship, your guy (we’ll call him Barney) seemed like a prince among men, a true gem of his kind.
However, you couldn’t help but notice that Barney checks out literally every waitress, flight attendant, or cashier that passes by at eye level. Although it seemed harmless at the time, you know now that certain habits lead to problems later on down the line — and now you can totally avoid them.
When someone comes to you for relationship guidance, you don’t have to pull tips from some “Tiger Beat” magazine you read back in 2009. You can offer real tips about what does and doesn’t work, tried and certified by your own bad self.
If you’re wondering how to get over a breakup fast, this tip is helpful because it encourages you to share your feelings with kindred spirits. Suffering alone is the worst, but sharing your suffering with another is infinitely less awful.
Does this make you qualified to answer any and all romance-related inquiries? Not in the slightest. Will you answer all of them anyway? But of course.
There is no truer test of friendship than seeing who comes to your defense after a breakup. A true group of girlfriends will be on your side no matter what…but they will still be brutally honest about how the situation was handled.
Also, if you’re wondering how to get over a breakup when you still love them, warrior best friends are especially useful. A warrior best friend will force you to keep a healthy distance from your potential temptation — or she will die trying.
So let’s say the breakup was mutual and amicable — then they probably won’t show up at his door with a sword. However, if your ex was in any way manipulative or abusive…be prepared for the raw rage of the defensive best friend to wreak havoc over that poor man’s soul.
If you want to know how to get over a breakup fast, this tip is meant for the women who hit the bar soon after the dumping. After spending a good few weeks of your life with someone you could’ve left a while ago, you’re not in the mood to waste any time with someone else.
Because of your breakup, you are a lot more upfront about what you want (and what you definitely do NOT want). This saves you tons of time — and avoid insufferably boring conversations.
This tip is just as relevant for girls as it is for guys. The downfall of many relationships is a lack of time prioritization. If 80% of your time is dedicated toward your significant other, and 20% is left for every other relationship, you’re gonna spread yourself pretty thin.
Your ex taught taught you that too much boyfriend time can actually kill the relationship, as well as many of your friendships. Counterintuitive? Quite. True? Very possibly.
If you’re wondering how to get over a breakup of a long-term relationship, this tip is especially relevant. However, it can still apply to relationships of all lengths.
Let’s say the long-term relationship you left was one of your first. Your standards may have been of mediocre height, possibly maxing out at “opens doors for me” and “is generally polite to his mother on the phone”. After spending so much time with someone who didn’t meet your standards (or vice versa), you’ll realize how silly it is to settle for someone who doesn’t meet your minimum requirements.
In the same way, if someone gives you the impression that you don’t meet their standards, be the first to break it off. Even if two people aren’t meant to be together, there’s a nice way to convey that information. No one should make you feel “less than”, breakup or no breakup.
Even in the happiest relationships, both partners most sacrifice large amounts of their free time for their significant others. Now most of the time this sacrifice is freely and willingly made. However, there will always be times when your partner needs you, and it’s not necessarily convenient for you to spend hours comforting them — that’s where the love part comes in.
But when you’re single, you have no such ties (except if your best friend in a crisis). You want to eat Cheetos all day in bed and not speak to a single human soul? So be it. You want to blast Jason Derulo’s greatest hits while singing karaoke in your underwear? Go for it. Complete autonomy over your schedule is a major asset you have that people relationships do not, so relish in it while it lasts.
So get out there and take advantage of all these lessons that your ex taught you. Also, feel free to use any and all of Marshall’s dance moves referenced above. He’s basically mastered the art of seduction.
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