Sometimes, you're undeniably still hung up on your ex — thinking about them all the time and imagining you'll get back together. Other times, it might surprise you. You think you're doing fine until you see their name pop up on Instagram or walk by the restaurant where you had your first date and suddenly, it all just hits you in the gut. But no matter what the circumstances are, missing your ex is tough. Not only can it feel heavy and suffocating, it's also easy to get into an blackhole where you can't stop thinking about them on a loop.
So how can you get over them... rather than doing something silly like calling them over and over at 2 a.m.? Well, it can be hard to stop yourself, but a good distraction can help. (And if you feel like being hung up on your ex is affecting your day-to-day, it's always a good idea to talk to loved one or a therapist.)
If you're feeling like you can't stop thinking your ex, here are some playlists worth checking out — from the angry anthems to the uplifting hits that remind you will fall in love again — because sometimes it helps to remember that others have been there before and that this feeling will pass, eventually.