Getting over someone you loved and then lost is more about the way you see yourself and the failed relationship than it is about figuring out what went wrong. Because that pain is coming, whether you like it or not. You have to be patient. I know, that sucks to hear, but the only way around it is through it. Relationships form the basis of meaning in our lives.
The 7 things I did to get over a big breakup — and why research says they work
The 7 things I did to get over a big breakup — and why research says they work - Vox
According to research published in The Journal of Positive Psychology, it takes 11 weeks to feel better after a relationship ends. But a separate study found it takes closer to 18 months to heal from the end of a marriage. Because love is a messy emotion, and each relationship comes with its own memories and feelings, the end of any relationship will be a unique experience.
Which means you won't be crying into that carton of cookie dough ice cream forever. But exactly how long does it take to get over someone? And will things ever get better? Are you telling yourself that you need to update your dating profile by next week, or go try to meet a new partner IRL?