1. Understand that it's the best for both of you.
He just saved you from future heartache. It means he wanted you to be part of his life for good. Because if you will move on to the next level, there is a possibility that it may not work and he might lose you. Just be happy you have a friend like that. Sometimes a guy chooses you to become his friend rather than a girlfriend not because you're not attractive or not girlfriend material, but simply because he would rather keep you as his friend forever than risk losing you by having a relationship. —GIRLTalker chicafabulosa
2. Be stronger than your emotions.
It's all in the mind. Once you decide to move on, nothing or no one should stop you. Be stronger than your emotions. Easier said than done, but really, there's no trick in moving on. You just have to decide to move on and stick to it 100 percent every day. —GIRLTalker simang
3. Spend time with your friends and family.
When we broke up, I realized I had to change not for the better. I had spent less time with family and friends when my ex and I were still together. I [also] lost the time I used to spend with my books and cooking meals for the family. I had taken a lot of things for granted because of him. —GIRLTalker huggykaye
4. Stop stalking and keep yourself busy with other things.
Start talking to other people. Make yourself busy with work and when you're alone, pray. —GIRLTalker The Greatest is LOVE
5. Stop torturing yourself.
You feel regret, you feel ashamed and guilty, you rehash, and you obsess. It's all an exercise in suffering. The only way to feel peace is to quiet the thoughts that threaten it. —GIRLTalker redhead69
6. Try traveling alone.
I made the effort to really reach out to my friends, enjoy my time with them. Same with my family, nag-organize ako ng out-of-town, minsan sa bahay lang nag-videoke with my brothers and mom and tito and tita rin. Nag-plan din ako ng sarili kong travels, etc. Anything that would help me move on. I did all that hindi para ipakita sa kanya na kaya kong wala siya, but para ipakita sa sarili ko na okay lang naman pala ako kahit wala sya. And I did move on. —GIRLTalker pumpkin13
7. Begin focusing on yourself instead of what he's doing.
I stopped stalking, and nung wala na akong nalalaman about them, nasanay na lang ako na wala na akong pakialam. I focused on my thing rather than theirs. Kasi naisip ko, ano naman ngayon kung makasagap ako ng balita? Will that make me feel good? Or mag-iisip lang ako lalo? —GIRLTalker pumpkin13
8. Totally avoid the person.
What I did, I totally avoided the person. Bitter kasi ako. Kaya I treated him as if patay na siya. It was hard kasi officemates kami. Imagine seeing that person every day. I blocked him sa Messenger, I told him not to talk to me unless it was work-related, I moved my desk, I changed my routine para lang maiwasan siya. Then I stopped talking about him. No emo posts sa social media. Then na-surprise na lang ako, I woke up one day and I didn't hurt anymore. Can't really say I have moved on pero at least [the breakup] doesn't torture me anymore. —GIRLTalker cry_mandy
9. Let time help you.
Get interested in other fruitful things, persons, or other activities. Be busy doing good things. Look forward, not backward. Be thankful for the good things you had and let go. Let time help you and don't hurry too much to move on. —GIRLTalker The5thElement
10. Forgive yourself.
Keep in mind that if you want to feel love again in the future, the first step is to prepare yourself to give and receive it. You can only do that if you love yourself and that means forgiving yourself. —GIRLTalker redhead69
This story originally appeared on Femalenetwork.com.
* Minor edits have been made by Cosmo.ph editors