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Thread: Cant let go!

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    Cant let go!

    Hi Guys.

    My ex of 5 years and I broke up a few months ago and I cant seem to just let it go and move forward.
    This has to be the most difficult time of my life. There was no warning she just cut it off completely.
    Shes even now dating other guys.

    It feels like the ultimate betrayl when you have dedicated so much time of your life to truly love this person, put up with their
    issues and try help them live a happy life. I feel like im stuck and cannot let go.

    No contact for 2 weeks because I was being used as a back up plan, Who has any advice on how they let go?

    Would love to her your stories.

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    It takes time. You were together a long time.

    It helped me to keep super busy and get involved in many new interests. Have you blocked and deleted her?

    Why did she end things?

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    Thanks

    Yeah I have been, socializing, following hobbies etc..... She gave me the whole, its not you its me. We arent working.
    She needs to work on herself. Just lie after lie - Even said shes not dating but found out she is.

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    Have you blocked?

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    No, deleted number - removed off social media etc. But havent blocked.

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    You should have blocked

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    Sorry Ashley* ~ It's damn painful stuff, especially when they start dating others and 5 years is a significant amount of your life....

    Like Holly said, it's going to take time....How much time we don't know, but you'll need to do your best to look after yourself now....

    This means not taking to alcohol or drugs and sleeping and eating the best you can....

    5 years is a long time for her too and her dating around is her way of distracting herself from the pain....It may or may not work out but if it doesn't, you will have to keep one eye over your shoulder*

    Grief is not depression but it can become depression if you don't take care....so I would be wary of anti-depressants at this early stage too....

    You will have to be strong....and you never know how strong you can be until being strong becomes your only option*

    Carus*

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    Thanks so much for the kind words Carus. Im actually a very strong person, but this whole thing threw me off. Ive had girls approach me and showing interest. A few old friends even asking me out but I just cant right now.
    As for the depression tablets etc. I wont turn to it. She actually suffered from major depression and as soon as she changed meds I didnt recognize her anymore.
    The hardest part for me to wrap my head around is that she is out there with guys having sex and doing who knows what. We had a strong sexual bond, but I guess its all in the past now.
    Each day is abit better but I tend to relapse sometime. It was addictive as can be.

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    Originally Posted by Ashley30
    Thanks so much for the kind words Carus. Im actually a very strong person, but this whole thing threw me off.
    Yes. We can have a few breakups and be generally ok, and then there's that one that throws us for a loop.....!

    I counseled a guy a few years ago who was in the military. He had no problem marching into a hail of bullets but the thought of running into his ex scared the hell out of him! I never forgot that.....
    Originally Posted by Ashley30
    Ive had girls approach me and showing interest. A few old friends even asking me out but I just cant right now.
    I think you're doing the right thing whilst the wound is still fresh. You will only be transferring your feelings onto someone else which could then also get messy....
    Originally Posted by Ashley30
    As for the depression tablets etc. I wont turn to it. She actually suffered from major depression and as soon as she changed meds I didnt recognize her anymore.
    Exactly...They are extremely strong medications and my belief is it's better to heal naturally if you can. Also like I said, grief is not depression. Grief is not a mental illness per se' therefore medicating it with drugs doesn't really work. It's a pity but that why there's no 'anti-grief' tablets you know....God I wish there was....kinda....

    There's only one proper way through the fire and that's straight through it....But once you do you will be stronger, wiser and glad you did*
    Originally Posted by Ashley30
    The hardest part for me to wrap my head around is that she is out there with guys having sex and doing who knows what. We had a strong sexual bond, but I guess its all in the past now.
    I went through the exact same thing....I even got dragged behind the bus for a while whilst she was out doing that. Thankfully a good friend took me aside and let me know. It was like a dagger to the head but had to be done, otherwise I wouldn't have known about it and been still hanging in there like a simp....

    One of those guys actually worked out and she's with him now.....That might be difficult for you to hear but I don't want you to go through the same thing*
    Originally Posted by Ashley30
    Each day is abit better but I tend to relapse sometime. It was addictive as can be.
    Again, this is going to take you some time so be patient and kind to yourself ok. Noone said there's a set amount of time that you should be over it you know. There's no rule book......But there's definitely things you can do to help or hinder it....

    Sending you strength Brother.
    Know your value.
    Ever Forward.

    Carus*

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    Please no dating for at least six months, as it is not fair to orgers. You need time to process this, this was a big chunk out of your life. Hang out with friends and family and get yourself to a Better place.

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