How long does it take to get over someone?

I often get asked what is a ‘normal’ time to be grieving and recovering after a breakup. We all want to know – when will I be feeling OK again? Is it better to consciously try to move on as quickly as possible, or wait until the emotions die on their own? Am I lingering too long? Did I go back to dating too fast?

It’s really hard to give universal answers to those questions. Every person is different, and every relationship is different in length and substance, so our recovery periods tend to be naturally different too.

But there are signs you can look for to determine whether you are taking things at the right pace, pointers to what I believe is a healthy and not-so-healthy way for moving on with your heart and your life.

Here are some guidelines on that in this video blog:

 

LET’S HEAR FROM YOU

Do you tend to be on the too-short or too-long side when it comes to getting over a breakup?
What do you think is a healthy way to move on from a relationship?

Please share your thoughts in the comments.

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