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How long it takes to forget someone you lost recently?

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Last Updated: 08/17/2019 at 9:52pm
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Top Rated Answers
October 19th, 2016 10:48pm
If you love that person, you'll never forget. Forgetting is different from moving on. And the time that takes to move on from something that, depends on person to person. Take your time and when you feel ready you'll move on
November 4th, 2016 8:46am
It depends on a lot of factors. Such as how much empathy you have as a person, how close you were, how much love you had for them. Grieving is a personal process, it takes it's own time. Don't let people tell you when you need to stop grieving, it does not make sense. It took my 3 years to get over my first true love, 6 years to get over my grandma passing, 1 month to get over an acquaintance's passing, a year to get over a prof that passed away. Many people have told me it was taking them a few months to get over people. It's all a very personal thing.
July 8th, 2019 2:38pm
There is no set time on losing someone that you cared about or loved. We all deal with loss differently . Grieving someone that has either passed away or left us a friend can take time so please don't feel you need to set a time frame.. People say as time goes the pain eases up and it really does but I know for myself that if I think about losing someone I will start to grieve again or have some sadness . We never forget them totally and if they are someone that we truly loved then we do not want to forget them .. Memories are good to have .
August 17th, 2019 9:52pm
In every loss of loved one , he will stay present in every holiday , special event and ordinary day but with the acceptance the memories about him wont bring pain or sadness to you , it is not about time, it is about witch stage of grieve you are dealing with, the one thing I'm sure about it is that the pain of grieving wont stay for ever it ends in some point and people move on in their life with peace , it depending how long to be there some takes years some months