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English vocabulary related to problems and advice

Sometimes life throws up problems for us. We lose our job. We get divorced, a family member dies or sometimes it’s not so dramatic but nevertheless it still tests our resolve and our ability to recover.

That got me thinking about English vocabulary related to problems and advice. What are the phrases to use to show we can adjust and we can start again?

Move on - vocabulary related to problems and advice

English vocabulary related to problems and advice

MOVING ON: This can be physical or mental. Moving on in your mind forgetting the problem and think positive or physically move towns or cities or even countries.

I have had enough of this job time to move on to something bigger.

GET OVER IT: Often a phrase a friend will use when giving advice. Ok so she left you for another guy.

Get over it and find another girl. There are plenty out there!

LET IT GO: Another piece of good advice. Often a problem stays with us for a long time because we will not let go. Stop letting it worry you and make that new start.

If you really want to make a new start you have to let it go.

“Let it go, let it go

Can’t hold it back anymore” – sings Elsa from “Frozen”

LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND: Something we all would like to do at some time in our lives.

Oh why don’t we sell up and move away leave it all behind us, for a while anyway!

MAKE A NEW START: Exactly what it says. Start afresh a whole new beginning.

Making a new start is not always easy but it can also be fun.

DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND: A well-used cliché. However it can be true. When faced with a problem and continuing with it will only cause more stress then it is often better to draw a line in the sand leave the past behind and look to the future. New rules, new agreements and no old baggage. They had a very bad argument and nobody was prepared to give in. One person suggested they agree to draw a line in the sand and begin again. The both agreed and the argument was soon forgotten.

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