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. In reality, heartbreak is a grieving process - and it looks completely different for everyone.
How long does it take to get over true heartbreak?
When looking at the timeline of breakups, lots of sites refer to a “study” thats actually a poll conducted by a market research company on behalf of Yelp. The results of the poll suggest it takes an average of about 3.5 months to heal, while recovering after divorce might take closer to 1.5 years, if not longer.
How long does it take to fully get over someone?
So, how long does it take to get over someone? Well, research suggests you can get over someone in three to six months, longer for a marriage (more on that in a bit).
Can you get over someone you truly love?
You may always carry those feelings with you in some form. Love doesnt always go away just because we want it to. But even if you cant entirely stop loving someone who doesnt love you or whos caused you harm, you can manage those feelings in positive, healthy ways so they dont continue to cause you pain.
How do you get over an ex you still love?
A good strategy for getting past these moments is to simply write down every painful thing you can remember happening during the relationship and read it over to yourself while making the effort to vividly recall those memories until the painful feelings subside.