Ready your choice of snack, cozy up with your favorite blanket and move on with the help of these scenes from Star Cinema movies! Whether you are going through a break up right now or not, these five steps on how to get over your ex is must-know.
Step 1: Let go of your anger
Whatever reason you two had for saying your good byes, anger is usually the first emotion to surface. You want to blame someone or something for why it did not work out. You might even hate yourself. Which is why the first course of action is always to let go of your anger. Being angry will not do anything for you other than nurse your pain.
A good catfight is probably the most direct way of addressing this, like what Angel Locsin did in “Four Sisters and a Wedding.” But if you are looking for a less confrontational route, Arci Munoz ranted out her frustrations in a YouTube video for “Always Be My Maybe” while Liza Soberano shouted her feelings to the air in “Just The Way You Are.”
Step 2: Cry
Five steps might sound easy and quick, but there are still no shortcuts. Eventually, you will have to cry it out of your system. Relationships require a lot of emotional investments. So, when it all goes sour, it is okay to be sad that it is over.
Shedding tears is not a sign of weakness. In fact, it is a sign that you are ready for the next step. Just like Kathryn Bernardo in “Barcelona: A Love Story Untold,” before she felt ready to start a new life.
Step 3: Accept the breakup
When one door closes, another opens. Admittedly, it is a cliché saying, but that does not mean it is not true. Breakups happen for a reason. The sooner you accept that it is over, the sooner you will realize that calling it quits was for the best.
There will be a part of you that thinks you can get back together and solve your old problems. But Bea Alonzo’s friends in “One More Chance” would tell you that “all the pain would be worth it”. “The Breakup Playlist” also wants to remind you that this is for your own good.
Step 4: Work on improving yourself
At this point, it is time to focus on yourself. Everything in life is a learning experience. So, use your failed relationship to pick up the pieces and prepare the new you! Remember, being single has its benefits too.
Bea Alonzo in “One More Chance” as well as Sarah Geronimo in “Finally Found Someone” and “It Takes a Man and a Woman” got makeovers done. It does not have to be drastic. A hairstyle will do. This is your chance to take on life with a clean slate.
Step 5: Be happy
Congratulations! You have made to the final step. All you have to do now is be happy. It is not the end of the world just because your relationship ended. You are better than that. This might be the hardest step, but you can do it by taking on life one day at a time.
Do not rush into anything. Now can be the perfect time to take it slow and learn to love yourself. There are reasons everywhere on why you should smile. You can try to learn these dance moves in “Finally Found Someone.”