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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus help over 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and documentary. The Minimalists have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Forbes, TIME, ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, CBC, and NPR.

Podcast 148 | Breakups

In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan sit down with Nate Green to discuss how he’s moving forward after exiting a ten-year relationship, and they answer the following questions:

  • How do I move on from a relationship but still remain friends with my former partner?
  • How do I rid myself of the remnants of a relationship that ended badly?
  • How do I forgive myself for a breakup that was my fault?
  • How do minimalists best divide up their collective items during a breakup?

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Minimal Maxims

Joshua & Ryan’s pithy, shareable, less-than-140-character responses. Find more quotes from The Minimalists at

  • “A well-curated exterior is an indication of a well-curated interior.” —Ryan Nicodemus
  • “The advice you most often give is the advice you need to take.” —Nate Green
  • “I try to only speak when I have something more valuable to say than silence.” —Michael DeSanti
  • “Before you can forgive you must understand who you are forgiving and who the forgiving is actually for.” —Joshua Fields Millburn
  • “The best way to forgive yourself is to consistently be honest and freely forgive no matter how uncomfortable it is.” —Ryan Nicodemus
  • “Even if you can’t make amends to the person that you feel that you’ve wronged, you can start living differently right now.” —Nate Green
  • “The view in the rearview mirror is not the horizon.” —Joshua Fields Millburn
  • “You must be willing to let go of anything to regain everything.” —Joshua Fields Millburn
  • “If you can’t handle the shit you’re buried in, hire a professional shit cleaner.” —Ryan Nicodemus
  • “The important things are rarely actual things.” —Joshua Fields Millburn
  • “If you let life keep on lifing, it’ll just take care of itself.” —Nate Green

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