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Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Guest, Jan 21, 2002.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    How do you get over someone [​IMG] I wish there was a potion or something you could take--in need of another preoccupation. blah
  2. mingster

    mingster TRIBE Member

    Start going to the gym. Occupy yourself...
  3. poker face

    poker face TRIBE Member

    very good answer!

    That has always been my solution!
  4. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    Video Games
    Have fun you're single?

  5. CC

    CC TRIBE Member

    ya, i'm going to the gym later. just lift lots of weights. i'm not really getting over anyone in particular, just staying busy while i'm single.

  6. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    Find a rebound guy. [​IMG]

    But for real... occupying yourself works best, surround yourself with friends.

  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I do have fun and preoccupy myself as much as i can but.... my thoughts always lead back to him
  8. CC

    CC TRIBE Member

    ... oh, another solution is to have mind-blowing sex with someone. usually that helps in the short term.

  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Can't find anyone
  10. Chris

    Chris Well-Known TRIBEr

    keep busy, go out, hang with friends, meet new people, make new friends, go to the gym, and occupy your time, worked for me.
  11. Cheeka

    Cheeka TRIBE Member

    maybe yoga also... to strenghten your mind too.
    I have beeeeen there - you poor thing.
    It takes a while.
    I have been told it takes half as long as you have been with someone to get over them.
  12. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

  13. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    CC is single [​IMG]
  14. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    Think constructively. Focus on the present, it leads to the future. You can never completely drown out the past, but the past can stop you from living now.
  15. CC

    CC TRIBE Member

    women can ALWAYS find rebounds. it's not too hard to find men that want random sex.

  16. Chris

    Chris Well-Known TRIBEr

    Find that hard to believe,

    although I dont think thats a healthy option, besides it doesnt really work. Just occupies your time for a bit, and takes away that empty feeling for a short while, but it is just that.
  17. aether

    aether TRIBE Member

    Here's the best advice i've read... from Nerve:

    August 23, 2001
    How to Get Over a Breakup
    There's more to it than eating ice cream (although that has been shown to help in some cases).

    This past week, we were on a New York cable television show as experts (if you can believe that ), invited to discuss how to get over a breakup. Like true dorks, we researched, outlined and memorized our answers so we wouldn't end up like Cindy Brady (you know, that episode where she's on a TV quiz show, gets stage fright and sits there stunned and drooling?). We had at least a half-hour of premium stuff on the subject. But when someone yelled "Rolling!", we found ourselves with four measly minutes to cram a lifetime of breakup wisdom into, all while being thrown weird, unexpected questions about official breakup "rules," the healing process and letter-writing-for-closure. Needless to say, no wisdom was imparted. So we're sticking with what we know best: the written word. Without further ado, we give you "How to Get Over a Breakup."

    Hit the Wall
    First of all, no one expects you to be a cheery camp counselor two days after being dumped. Unless you're Kathy Lee Gifford. Take some time out for your own personal Bridget Jones moment — get drunk on red wine in your pajamas while lip-syncing "All By Myself." Rent Shirley Valentine, forget to shower, eat ice cream straight out of the container (guys included), get laid by that old fuck-buddy you haven't called in a while, make a morbid mix tape like you did in high school, etc. It's been our experience that all of these activities are best conducted with a good friend who will insist on referring to your ex as "Fuckface." (Well, all of these activities except the getting-laid one — unless you're into that kind of thing).

    Channel the Spirit of Martha Stewart
    We don't recommend engaging in step one for more than a week. You do want to keep your job and maintain your personal hygiene habits, after all. (Trust us, you do, even though that layer of grease in your hair is kind of comforting.) Once Breakdown Week is over, it's time to start distracting yourself. Dig up your two-year-old To-Do list and start attacking it: read Anna Karenina, paint your apartment, add up your frequent flier miles for a free vacation, write a screenplay, compose cheesy songs about heartache and loss, take a nightclass, visit your local art museum, visit your mom.

    Cut the Cord
    This is not the time to concern yourself with being friends and making nice with Fuckface. In fact, we think cold turkey is in order. Cut off as much contact as possible (and please don't tell us you dated your co-worker or roommate — Lorelei "the Tard" Sharkey has done both and barely lived to tell about it; learn from her mistakes). Sure, you're inevitably going to obsess over them for some time to come ("Who will pick my bacne now that they're gone?"), but this is best done in your own company, not theirs.

    Give Back to the Community
    (You do remember what community is?)
    When even your best friend starts to tire of your breakup blues ("Snookums and I always used to watch Judge Judy together"), it might be time for some volunteer work. It's great for your community — not to mention your personal karma — but it also puts your own problems into perspective. Nothing says "Suck it up, you pathetic, self-involved, spoiled brat" than building a home for someone who got dumped because they contracted some rare, incurable disease and were left penniless with three hungry kids.

    Eat Their Heart Out
    When it comes to revenge (and you know you want it), there are two approaches: the high road and the low road. Take the high road. Get the kind of revenge that benefits you, rather than directly harming your ex, bodily or otherwise. Join a gym where you can literally work off all your anger and aggression; we've found the idea of Fuckface seeing us in the best shape of our lives actually inspires us to work out longer and harder (listening to the Flashdance soundtrack also helps). Did your ex nag you for six months to quit smoking? So quit now. Take that, Fuckface! Had the two of you always planned on trying rimming for the first time, or experimenting with Tantric sex, or visiting the neighborhood erotic shop, but never got around to it? Read The Good Vibrations Guide to Sex, rent The Kama Sutra, splurge on a Rabbit Pearl vibrator (only $80!) for you or your next partner, and put the sex you had with Fuckface to shame. Ha!

    Think Negatively
    You'll be tempted to idealize your recent relationship, playing that montage of fond memories over and over in the theater of your mind with the Dolby surround-sound system playing Kate Bush on repeat. Resist that temptation. Instead, focus on Fuckface's faults. There must be at least one (besides their ability to live without you), even if it's just a malformed pinkie toe or a tendency to douse every meal in Ketchup. However, we're guessing that Fuckface is afflicted by one, if not all, of the following: selfishness, insensitivity, immaturity, hypocrisy and/or a tendency to be vanilla in bed (take your pick!). And remind yourself how few faults you have in comparison. You're practically perfect!

    Blow Your Budget
    Because you're worth it. You can catch up on bills next month.

    Mark the Occasion
    Have you thought of getting a tattoo? We're serious. Doing something permanent to yourself (tattoo, new piercing) or even semi-permanent (new haircut, new hair color) sometimes helps. It marks your body as your own, and the moment as a new beginning, a better chapter of your life. And there's something to be said for a tiny bit of self-inflicted pain to exorcise breakup demons. Just make sure it's something you won't regret — like a "Fuckface put my heart in a blender" tat. Or a mullet.

    Think Positively
    Finally, this is not the death of sex and love. This is the beginning. Say it again: This is the beginning! It's your chance to rediscover the joys of being single: flirt, masturbate chronically, flirt some more, become a kissing bandit. Hey, maybe you should even go on a "date." Did we mention the Nerve Personals? Now that is the perfect distraction. But more importantly, it's your chance to find better sex and truer love. Fuckface was just a stepping stone on your way to self-improvement, personal growth and true happiness with the person you were truly meant to be with. Take comfort in the fact that, with every passing day, as the pain subsides, you're that much closer to your density. We mean, your destiny.

    Happy Healing,
    Em & Lo
  18. mingster

    mingster TRIBE Member

  19. JayIsBored

    JayIsBored TRIBE Member

    just be glad they don't post on tribe [​IMG] [​IMG]
  20. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    What you think leads to what you feel.

    Start by looking at what you're thinking about, and ask yourself if it makes you feel better or worse. It's hard getting up the emotional momentum to stop when it seems like your emotions are out of control, but it does begin with a thought. It won't all go away on the first shot, it will take repeated effort, but turning your feelings in different directions does begin with what you think.

    Try to look rationally at what happened between you guys. When you're missing someone it's easy to start idealizing them and forget about the stuff that made you grow apart. Balance it up, I'm willing to bet you think of him now in more idealistic terms than you did when you broke up. But when you broke up, you were feeling something that you seemed to have forgotten.
  21. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    Aren't you the one who posted the thread a few weeks ago? About getting back with him?

  22. mingster

    mingster TRIBE Member

    At least she's interested in moving on.

    Way to go, sista! Just give it some time. Eventually you'll see that things are better this way. I know it sounds easy, but it also might sound reasuring from people who've been there...

  23. graham

    graham Well-Known TRIBEr

    booze that man right outta your hair
  24. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Yep that was me [​IMG]
  25. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have partied, dated other people, drank , hung out with friends, and i just keep having haunting thoughts no matter what i do --

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