If you’re reading this, you have probably recently gotten out of a relationship. Chances are, the person you were with most likely ended things with you and it is not what you wanted. Your heart hurts, you can’t sleep, your stomach is in knots, and all you can think about is your ex. All you want to do is get over this pain and you want to know the average time to get over a breakup.
This pain is probably the most unbearable pain you have ever faced in your entire lifetime. Sometimes, it can feel like an eternity. You wouldn’t even wish this type of pain upon your worst enemy.
Well, my friend, there is light at the end of the tunnel. I promise you that. Once you get past the hurt, you will find a brand new life waiting ahead of you. Most people end up better and stronger than the person they were once before.
This is going to be a short post because if you’re reading this, you are probably looking for a quick and comforting answer so I’ll get right to the point. The average time to get over a breakup is….
Half of the Time of the Actual Relationship
After doing some research online, I believe the closest blanket answer to this question is half of the time of the relationship you were in. For example, if you had a relationship of 6 months, it would take you approximately 3 months to get over it. If you had a relationship of 2 years, it would take you 1 year to get over it.
Now this seems like a long time right? You might be thinking in your head, “A WHOLE YEAR?? I CAN’T DEAL WITH THIS FOR A YEAR!”
This time can greatly be reduced by putting in some extra work in getting over the relationship. I will be writing another article on things you can do to help you get over a breakup faster but for now, just know that it’s possible to going from 1 year of heartache to possibly only 3 months. Trust me, I’ve also done it myself. It took me about 3 months to get over my last heartbreak. The relationship was 1.5 years so I definitely shaved off some time. It wasn’t easy, but when I look back at it, it was something I had to go through. I am a better man now and I am in a healthier, and happier relationship.