Letting go of someone you still love is hard to do. You cannot imagine living your life without that person in it.

This is why there are people who snap because of too much depression, lose the will to live a productive life, or worst, commit suicide.

1. Do your best to fight for your love. If you love the person, a friend once told me, fight for him/her as hard as you can—until you get tired of fighting.

2. Accept that s/he is gone. If fighting for your ex does not bring him/her back, you have to proceed to the next step

3. Think that if you are meant to be, s/he will come back someday. This is different from holding on. You open yourself to possibilities.

4. Let go of memories and the things that remind you of him/her. I know this is hard to do, but if you are serious about forgetting the person,

5. Direct your focus to other important areas in your life. Life is not all about love and romance. That means you can still live even if you have no boyfriend/girlfriend

6. Deactivate your social media in the meantime. One of the temptations of brokenhearted people is stalking their ex. Admit it, you cannot resist the urge of checking the social media accounts of your ex because you miss him/her.

7. Stop communicating with his/her family or friends. You might keep on reaching out to your ex’s relatives or friends, hoping the contact can help you stay close to him/her.

8. Find someone you can talk to about your feelings. Having someone who would patiently listen to your whines and cries even if you are only talking about the same thing is therapeutic.

Avoid being alone. Depression is a common effect of heartbreak—and you probably know how it can be devastating.