Most Helpful Guy
You won't ever completely forget your first love.
My first girlfriend and I had been together for a little over a year when we split. (It's nothing compared to some people's first loves, but at the very least I can say she was the first woman I ever LOVED loved.)
we went for about two years of awkward silences (she hated me) but then we just kinda grew up. We see each other every now and then and we are pretty much just friends. She has a fiancé, I've had two other girlfriends since, but even then sometimes I can't help but think about her.
Basically, you'll never go back to having no feelings for them. Even if you're 95% over them, you will never have that final 5%.
Best you can do is try your best to leave it. Don't ignore him, but don't go out of your way to interact. If you feel yourself slipping, it's down to you to distract yourself.
You can't force yourself to get over him, all you can do is wait for your heart to accept the loss.
Most Helpful Girl
It`s hard. I`m still not over mine (eight months ago), and I loved him for four years. I`m not so sure if you`ll ever get over your first love completely, but you`ll get pretty close. You just have to focus on yourself and try your best to distract yourself from that person.
You can`t always help not thinking about your first love, so turn the tables a bit. Whenever you think about them, think about all the things that irritated you or made you sad in the relationship. It had to be something, right? Maybe even a flaw of his that can`t be unseen? Then you`ll focus more on what was good about the breakup. Eventually, you`ll develop some sense in it, even though it all seems so hopeless. Just don`t feel pressured to forget that person too fast, or you never will.