Theres no right or wrong way to get over a breakup. Theres no set time frame for moving on either. Some people really can move on quickly right after a breakup. In fact, a 2007 study published in The Journal of Positive Psychology found that most people can get over heartbreak in about three months.
How soon is too soon to move on after a breakup?
Most people need a month or two to process the breakup, to mourn, and to integrate lessons before jumping back in if they were in a fairly serious relationship, she says. If you dated someone for a year or more, you may need three to four months.
Why do some people move on quickly after a break up?
“People with temperaments that thrive on emotional connection will very often have difficulty getting past a breakup and often get stuck in a lovelorn state while others that are wired to be more independent can move on more quickly.”
Is it normal for an ex to move on quickly?
Just because someone has seemingly moved on quickly, it doesnt mean that they didnt love us or that theyre over us or that the relationship didnt matter to them. Even if the relationship ended for the right reasons and they dont want to be with you, moving on quickly doesnt mean theyve forgotten you.