Probably the first thing we need to understand is that “moving on” is not a one day process. If you have actually invested your feelings and emotions into a relationship, moving away from it needs tremendous amount of effort and strength. You need to be patient and willing to do so. The new journey doesn’t necessarily starts from the day it ends but with an epiphany that you are free from something or someone that doesn’t belong to you and their are people and places who are hoping and praying for someone exactly like you. In the long run, if you forgive yourself for being in a relationship that doesn’t belong to you, you will also be accepted by people. You don’t have regret writing a chapter that didn’t had an ending of your choice. You still have to write a lot of more chapters and ensure the book of your life gets a happy (even if not perfect) ending. Don’t try to go back to an old relationship out of the fear of being judged, misunderstood or unaccepted by people. Your history has built the present you, and you deserve someone you believes in understanding your journey and not judging you from where you are coming from. Hurting and healing go hand in hand. You can’t expect your journey to be making its way through flashbacks and breakdowns and moving on to completely happy chirpy days. No. It’s mostly gonna be a “three steps forward and two steps back” kind of a journey. But always remember, slowly and gradually you are moving away from something that doesn’t belong to you and that’s something you need to be proud of. See a situation like this as an opportunity to discover yourself and to fall in love with you all over again.