How long does it really take to get over a breakup?
Studies suggest that people start to feel better around three months post-breakup. One study found it takes three months and 11 days before the average American feels ready to date again after a major breakup.
Why does it take so long to get over a breakup?
“The length of time it takes to get over someone depends on how integrated your partner was in your life and what caused the friction,” says Dixon-Fyle. “Depending on the depth of your relationship, it can feel like youre not only losing your ex, but part of your identity as well.”