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How long does it take to get over someone?

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How long does it take to get over someone?
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July 15th, 2015 9:32pm
There is no magical number or formula to tell you how long it will take to get over someone. There is also no wrong amount of time to take; each person and each relationship is unique and only when you've walked the path til the end will you understand how long you need to take to move on.
July 16th, 2015 10:38am
Everyone experiences this differently, however it is normal and appropriate to experience a period of grief and sadness. If this continues to impact other aspects of life, then it is important to seek professional help to help ease the process
July 17th, 2015 1:43am
No one can tell you that it varies between person to person. So there is no specific time.
July 18th, 2015 1:21am
Each person takes their own specific time frame in getting over someone. For some people, they are able to move on quickly. For other people, a part of them will always love that person.
July 18th, 2015 3:44am
It all depends on the type of person, really. Every human being is different. I could get over someone in a few days, but you are different and might take a bit longer than what I would. It's all about how willing you are to actually move forward.
July 18th, 2015 6:23pm
Getting over someone can be very difficult. It takes time, but the exact amount has many variables.
July 19th, 2015 1:55am
I don't think that there is a certain time frame to get over someone. It is however long it takes for you to accept your current situation between you and the other person and whether or not you decide when it is time to move on.
July 19th, 2015 11:44pm
It fully depends on the people involved in the scenario and how close you were. It won't be the same amount of time each time you're getting over someone; it'll be different.
July 20th, 2015 8:13am
I think how long it takes to get over someone depends on lots of things. It depends how long you were together, how you felt about them, why the relationship ended... there are lots of factors that play into it and it's different for everyone. For me, personally, it took about a year before I felt like I was truly over it.
July 22nd, 2015 11:18am
That depends. Everyone is different just like every realtionship being different. It is up to an individual to decide on how long it will take them to forget somebody.
July 22nd, 2015 11:37pm
I think it varies based on person to person. It also depends on how harsh the breakup was and how long you have been in a relationship with that person. After being with someone for a year, it took me 1 month to get over that person.
July 23rd, 2015 5:15am
It takes a long time and it's pretty hard but not impossible. You can do it. It will hurt but it's ok
July 23rd, 2015 1:56pm
It depends entirely on what kind of person you are what the relationship was like its length and what life style you have, if you have a full and rich life it can take no time at all to recover but that is not always the case, the same goes for if you have a life void of experiences it will likely take longer but again it is not always the case, factors like how long you were with that person how intense the relationship was, how much you depended on that person and how much of an impact that person leaving made on your life, there is no definitive answer, it all subjective.
July 23rd, 2015 7:18pm
There is no time period to get over someone, you get over them in your own time no matter how long I takes.
July 24th, 2015 3:08am
It can vary for everyone drastically. It all depends on the relationship, and who you are, etc. Just remember that you never should feel pressured to move on if you're not ready. Grief is a natural process for everyone, and you'll get there.
July 24th, 2015 4:18pm
However long it takes for you to grow to be the person that doesn't need them. Being alone and not needing anyone is the way to finding true love.
July 24th, 2015 8:27pm
it sometimes takes long sometimes you can get over someone fast mostly it takes a while though so if your having a rough time getting over someone know that it's okay
July 25th, 2015 5:15am
It depends on you as a person. how emotionally involved you were with this person. There is no set time. it varys for everyone.
July 25th, 2015 5:49am
Moving on takes a duration of time different for everyone, it is important that you remember that you WILL move on eventually; everything takes time.
July 25th, 2015 5:30pm
Well, it is completely depend on person's emotional quotient and control over emotions,lifestyle and main thing is the desie to come out and beliving that its not the end of the life.
July 26th, 2015 4:33am
Depending on how hard the breakup was. If it was a deep hard breakup 5 months to a year. If a light break up 1- 3 months
July 26th, 2015 10:39pm
There is no definite answer. Some people move on faster than others. It could take a day, a week, several months. But one day you'll wake up and go about your day and when you fall into bed that night, you'll realize that you didn't once think about him/her and that when you do think about them it really doesn't hurt quite so much.
July 27th, 2015 9:31pm
It really depends on how long you were with that person and how close you were. A relationship that lasted a few months would be a bit easier to move on from than say, one that was five years.
July 29th, 2015 6:24am
there is not really a time bound to getting over someone, its depends very much on the person you are, and how close you've been with a person. it wil take time, for me it was mostly a couple months longer then the whole relation ship took. the thing is you just have to take your time find some distraction and it will fade away slowly.
July 29th, 2015 9:10pm
I think it depends on what kind of relationship you had. My experience is that it can take a year to get over someone you spent several years with. You have to experience holidays, birthdays, your aniversary and so one alone for the first time. But often it feel better after a few months.
July 29th, 2015 10:19pm
It honestly depends on the kind of person you are. Doing activities that keep your mind away from remembering someone can often help. However, there are many things that trigger memories and this is natural. Try to look at how happy you were and miss it positively.
July 30th, 2015 11:58am
There isn't an actual answer for this as everybody is different, it could takes weeks, months etc. You just have to stay strong and keep doing things that make you happy.
July 30th, 2015 7:52pm
How long can it take to get over someone? Depends on what u been through with them, how long u known them, or how much time was involved. It takes time can takes month can take days can take years. All depends on u and that person.
July 30th, 2015 9:16pm
There is no time limit for how long it takes to get over someone, it will happen when it happens. I guess the best thing you can do is to try to forget them, try to not think about them. This is hard, I know. But you can do that by distracting yourself. There is many ways to distract yourself, read a book, watch a movie, go out with friends, cook, go for a walk, work out or whatever you like to do!
July 31st, 2015 4:14am
depends on the severity of the relationship, how ever long you feel you need. If your relationship was a long term 1-whenever it ended then it's going to take longer.