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How to Get Over Someone

How To Unfixate

To un-fixate from an object of one's affection, you have to tell yourself that you never really liked the person, and the qualities you liked in them, can be found in others.

By dissecting and investigating the character, you can help isolate the traits you liked, and can eventually find them in other people.

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How to Get Over Someone

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Unrequited Love

Unrequited love, where the partner isn't able to obtain or 'win' the person that is the object of affection, may be a way to ensure that one doesn't face the reality of a relationship.

Real relationships have difficult, heavy demands on a person, and being in love while not being able to attain the love, insulates us from the other post-love problems.

The Fear Of Love

Fear of Love may be due to a self-hatred, or a fear that others may know our true feelings, dissolving our ego-state, which may have been delicately carved over the years.

How To Unfixate

To un-fixate from an object of one's affection, you have to tell yourself that you never really liked the person, and the qualities you liked in them, can be found in others.

By dissecting and investigating the character, you can help isolate the traits you liked, and can eventually find them in other people.

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The cultural backdrop

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The Romantic template

  • Romanticism tells us that a long-term marriage can have all the excitement of a love affair.
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  • Romanticism believed that choosing a partner should be about letting oneself be guided by feelings, rather than practical considerations.
  • Romanticism believes that true love is synonymous with accepting everything about someone.

The Romantic script is delusional

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  • we should meet a person of extraordinary inner and outer beauty and immediately feel a special attraction to them, and they to us
  • we should understand one another intuitively
  • we don’t need an education in love
  • we should have no secrets and spend constant time together
  • we should raise a family without any loss of intensity
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