Are there 12 steps to getting over your ex boyfriend?

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A new website for 'exoholics' hopes to help people move on from a breakup using the 12 steps method.

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Struggling to get over that nasty breakup? Then you might be an exoholic.

A new website created by therapist Dr. Lisa Bobby has created a 12 step programme, based on the idea of Alcoholics Anonymous, where users can sign in, follow the breakup 12 steps and get help and advice from experts and other broken hearted folk.

There are anonymous forums where you can chat with others and discuss what's going on, because, as the site's mission statement spells out, 'the reality is, we all need each other.'

The site continues, 'the reality is there is a lot to get through, and to get over. The baggage, misery, obsessive thoughts, fear, self loathing, regret, sadness, anger, boredom, purposelessness, and all that is felt must not be left for you alone to solve.'

And it seems the site has touched a nerve. There are currently 1,500 registered users and it is getting over 10,000 monthly users, reports Time.

"They're hooked into the relationship, and it's difficult for them to heal and move on," explains Bobby. "They will use words like devastation and talk about the loss - they tend to think fairly obsessively about their ex and have trouble in day-to-day life as a result of that."

However if you are wondering what the 12 steps are, well we couldn't find out. Guess the first rule of exoholics club is not to talk about exohlics club.

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