How to Get Over a Guy

Getting over a guy can be an emotional roller coaster. Learn to love again with time and a positive attitude.


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Romantic relationship ending? Make your breakup a little easier with the advice in this Howcast video series. Advice includes how to break up with someone; how to get over a girl or a guy; how to resist the urge to call an ex; how to get closure; how to handle running into your ex; how to know you're about to get dumped; how to heal a broken heart; and much more.

You Will Need

  • Acceptance
  • Time
  • Hobbies and activities
  • Support group
  • Massage (optional)
  • New 'do (optional)
  • Professional help (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Let out your emotions

    Let out your emotions. Cry, scream, yell, and cry again.

  2. Step 2

    Take time to heal

    Take time to heal after a breakup. Accept that it is over and focus on your needs.

  3. Pamper yourself with some time off from work. Get a massage or a new hairdo.

  4. Step 3

    Keep busy

    Keep yourself busy. Take up a new hobby, watch a funny movie, read a book, or join a new activity.

  5. Step 4

    Get support

    Hang out with a supportive group of people such as friends, neighbors, and family members who can lend an ear and help cheer you up.

  6. Step 5

    Clean up

    Get rid of anything that reminds you of him and decorate your home with pictures of great moments with friends and family.

  7. Seek professional help if you are having difficulties moving on.

  8. Step 6

    Start dating again

    Get out and start dating again when you are ready. Attend functions or events for singles. Have fun and meet new people.

  9. First marriages that end in divorce typically last 8 years.