How do you move on and open your heart for new love after a painful breakup with a Leo man? You may have been so wrapped up in his life that it’s hard to know who you are anymore. However, breakups are an ideal opportunity for you to get to know yourself again, so here are some tips to help you get through this.
No matter how many times we are hurt, we always want to find new love. Love is what makes the world go round, after all, right? It’s never, ever easy to move on from any breakup, especially when it comes to the Leo man.
In fact, it’s downright unusual for your relationship to end in the first place when it comes to this usually very committed sign. But perhaps you realised that the Leo man was never interested in anyone but himself. Or, maybe you didn’t stroke his ego enough. If you’re lucky, it’s an amicable breakup with hardly any drama.
But that’s probably not the case.
Whatever the situation around your split, your focus needs to be on yourself now. It’s so easy to get lost in the charm of the Leo man, to relax in his shadow rather than shine your own light.
I’m here to tell you that you have this amazing opportunity to get to know yourself again, and when you allow your inner light to come through, you’ll attract the love you deserve.
Here are my top tips to assist you in moving on and getting your heart ready for new love!
7 Tips for Moving On After a Breakup With a Leo Man
1. Cut Ties With His Family
This may be the hardest thing to do, but you need to cut ties with his family. That means his mom, his dad, and his siblings. If you allow yourself to keep being besties with his mother, this will just prolong the pain.
It will hurt at first, but you’ll soon realize this was the best thing you could do for yourself.
Perhaps it can give you a bit of closure down the line, but be very careful of how much you nurture these relationships. Perhaps just take a break until your heart has fully healed.
2. Don’t Validate Him
The Leo man has a habit of constantly looking for validation. This means he needs to feel good about himself at all costs—even if it means trying to get it from you after the breakup.
Despite his seemingly confident energy, a Leo man can be surprisingly insecure.
It’s not your job to reassure him after your breakup or to make him feel secure. You’re not there anymore to mother him or boost his confidence.
Instead, focus that validation onto yourself. All the praise and flattery you used to give him needs to be given to yourself now. You owe yourself love, not him.
3. Ignore Him Completely
A Leo man might try to stay in contact with you, but whether that’s because he still loves you or wants to feel good about himself is not your business.
Your job, if you want to make yourself available for a new relationship, is ignore him completely.
It will sting, especially if he’s being persistent. His ego will take a big knock, and it is tempting to take on the responsibility of building it again. Do your very best to resist—this will help you move on faster.
4. Give Yourself A Makeover
If there’s one thing that will make you feel like a million bucks, it’s a makeover! After all, your Leo man is probably doing the same thing, so why shouldn’t you?
You may have been living so long in his shadow that you neglected your own self-care.
Now’s the time to change that. Treat yourself to a new color job or some sexy pieces of clothing and strut yourself stuff! Spend hours in the bath and pamper yourself.
Show off the new you, or just enjoy it solo!
5. Get Back Into the Dating Game
Even if it feels like an impossible task, one of the best ways you can get over your Leo guy is to re-join the dating game. If you’re having nagging thoughts that he was your only option, it may be helpful to prove that’s not true—you’re a catch!
There are loads of amazing men out there who may be much, much better suited to you. And besides, who doesn’t love the rush of a new flirt, the excitement of an unexpected compliment, or the thrill of a first date?
There’s a lot of positive things to say about going back into the world and opening to new love opportunities! Even if it’s just striking up a conversation with a guy at the store, exercise that flirt muscle!
6. Build Your Self-Esteem
Let’s face it—you probably spent a great deal of your time and energy building the self-esteem of your Leo ex.
Did you have to constantly tell him that he was enough? Clever enough? Good-looking enough? Did you have to shower him with constant attention?
This can all create a huge knock-on effect on your own self-esteem. Have you taken the time to tell yourself how great you are? When last did you look at your own achievements? Did you put certain goals to the side to focus on him?
Now’s the time to rebuild your confidence, whether that means pole-dance classes, taking a promotion at work, or applying for a course. Whatever makes you feel great about yourself!
7. Explore Your Passions
It’s possible that you got caught up in the passions of your relationship with your Leo ex, whether or not you actually shared his interests.
Isn’t it great to know that you never have to watch a football game again? Or go golfing or watch action films? Now you can put your own passions first.
What makes your heart sing? What have you missed most about single life and being your own boss? Maybe you had regular pottery classes that you gave up in favor of his pizza night. Or maybe you always wanted to travel more but got held back by his family commitments.
This is your time to get to know your passions again, and to develop some new ones. You never know—in the processes you might just find your dream man!
Have you been through a breakup with a Leo man? Were you able to move on easily, or has it been hard? Do you have any tips for others in your shoes?
Your stories are valuable to me, and I’d love to hear them! Feel free to leave your experience in the comments.
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