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   Posted 7/16/2009 4:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,
After splitting with my ex who I loved a lot about a month ago, I am struggeling to get past it and move forward.  I have been on a couple of dates and spent a lot of time with my friends, but I just miss him so much and it hurts me so much that he doesn't love me enough to be with me. I just don't know how to move forwards?!
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   Posted 7/16/2009 6:50 AM (GMT -6)   
A month isn't very long to get over splitting with a loved one. Give yourself a break and allow yourself to be upset for a while. In a way you have to grieve, which is harder as the person is still around. You have to deal with that person moving on to.
Maybe give yourself more time before dating, allow yourself to rediscover things you may have forgotten about yourself, you're doing all the right things. Keep busy with family and friends.
And remember, everything heals with time....but even time takes time.
Take care, Boo
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   Posted 7/16/2009 7:32 AM (GMT -6)   

Hello Li,

I am sorry to hear you split up as I know that can be very painful.  You are doing the right thing by going out with friends and making sure you are taking things one day at a time. 

Please take things slow and you will find that each day may be a challenge but you will overcome the sadness.

Gentle Hugs to You,


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   Posted 7/16/2009 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Li,

You have gotten some very good advice. Be good to yourself as you are a very special person.

Best wishes to you Li.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 7/16/2009 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Li,

I agree with what Boo said....a month isn't very long, especially when we're talking about a significant relationship. You need to give yourself time and space to grieve this important loss. Think about the things you would do to comfort a loved one during a time of grief....and do these things for yourself. Take lots of hot baths. Get as much rest as you are able. Try to go out for walks or get some exercise and fresh air when you can. Treat yourself gently.....get a massage, eat nourishing, comforting foods, wear soft clothing, and get lots of hugs from your friends. Think about trying something new.....take an art class, learn a craft, or try some volunteer work. If you find you are really struggling with the sadness, consider reading some books about the grieving process, or maybe go for some grief counseling. There is no specific timeline for these things.....they seem to take as long as they take, and can differ from person to person and relationship to relationship. Just remember you deserve lots of love and care, and make sure you give yourself just that. (((hugs)))
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