How Do I Get Over My Ex-Boyfriend?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW

relaxHi…My problem is that my boyfriend broke up with me 2 weeks ago. we already planned to go to Hawaii and I have to go because I can’t pay him back since it’s really expensive. We decided to be friends, when I’m around him I want to be his friend and that’s the only thing I think about but when I’m not around him, I start missing him so much. I keep telling myself that I want him to be my friend nothing more, I don’t want to go to back to him and he doesn’t either but I miss him so much and want to be around him all the time. The trip is in 2 weeks and were gonna spend 10 days together there. I’m scared that I will get hurt and after we get back from Hawaii, I will start missing him more and get hurt even more. Please help me, I seriously have no idea of what to do and no one can help me out. I have finals coming in a week and I really don’t want anything to affect my studying.

A: Don’t go to Hawaii with someone who just broke up with you, even if you have to forfeit money. Focus on your studies and on moving forward with your life. This is a chance to learn how to tolerate missing him, and process the grief. You may want to talk with a counselor through your college.

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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 15 Dec 2011

APA Reference
Hanks, J. (2011). How Do I Get Over My Ex-Boyfriend?. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 2, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2011/12/15/how-do-i-get-over-my-ex-boyfriend/