Surefire Signs You’re Ready to Move On
Have you recently been through a breakup or decided to part company with your partner? If so, you may be thinking about what the future holds. Perhaps you haven’t written off a reunion in the future, or you are looking forward to a new chapter in your life. If you are single, here are some surefire signs that you are ready to move on.
You have processed what has happened
Have you been through the motions and come out the other side? Have you processed what has happened and decided that you are ok with being on your own? When you split up with somebody, it can be difficult to get your head around what is going on. This may have been a person you saw yourself with forever, or perhaps everything changed in an instant. It is normal to go through stages of feeling OK and then feeling distraught. If you have been through this, and you have come to terms with what has happened, you are in a good place to start looking forward.
You can keep your emotions in check
Are the days of crying yourself to sleep long gone? Are you capable of dealing with your emotions and keeping them in check? Do you feel comfortable talking to others without bursting into tears or feeling down for days afterwards? Do you feel able to face the day without a cloud hanging over your head? If you can control your emotions, and you feel more stable, this is a good sign.
You don’t miss him every second of the day
When you are used to spending a lot of time with a partner, it can be tough to adjust to life without them. You miss them when you see a funny video you would normally watch together on YouTube, or you have news you are desperate to share. At first, you may feel like you miss them constantly. But with time, you get used to being apart, and you will find that you don’t devote every second to thinking about your ex or planning how to get him back.
You see the positives
Have you gotten to the point where you can see the positives of being on your own? Have you come to the conclusion that splitting up was the best thing to do? Can you now see that perhaps he wasn’t your perfect match? After all the heartache, time gives us a chance to reevaluate our relationships, and make rational decisions. If you weren’t happy, going your separate ways was the best thing to do. Hindsight is a wonderful thing.
When you end a relationship, it may seem like your world has been turned upside down and your heart will never heal. However, there will come a time when you feel strong and confident enough to face the world again and move on. It may take weeks; it may take years. Everybody is different. If you are trying to muddle through after a breakup, give yourself time, try and get your head around what has happened and think positively. Once you feel more confident, you are in charge of your emotions and you can look on the bright side, you can think about moving on and looking forward to the future.
Article by Georgina Parkinson