8 ways to forget about an ex even if you still love him

7. Make a clean break with your past life, such as throwing away old mementos

“I threw away gifts he gave me and got rid of some things I bought myself.” This method focuses on clearing out everything and completely changing your tastes. By getting rid of things, you can make a clean emotional break, and buying new things can help you feel like you are building a new sense of self.