If your holidays ended with a bad break-up, here are four tips for how to get over it and move on in the new year.

First, think it through, but do not obsess. It is normal to replay things in your mind, but the sooner you stop dwelling on mistakes and live your life, the sooner you can have new experiences and make new memories.

Second, give your life a cleansing. It is impossible to move on when you are surrounded by reminders of your ex. That means unfriending them on Facebook and unfollowing them on Twitter, plus boxing up all your photos and other reminders.

Third, learn from your mistakes. Take something you learned from the break-up that you can apply to your next relationship.

Finally, set a deadline to move on. A "grieving period" is allowed, but spending too much time dwelling on things will make moving on harder.

Read more: Ask Men

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