Admit it: breakups hurt like hell. According to a recent survey, 44% of respondents ranked divorce or breakup as the worst experience of their lives.
A breakup may feel like it will last forever, but getting over it doesn't take as long as you think, according to experts.
Moving on can be easier or harder depending on the length of your relationship, but the good news is that it doesn't take as long as you might think.
According to Dr. Ramani Durvasula, a licensed clinical psychologist, it takes about six weeks to adjust to life without your ex.
The good news is that you probably won't have to wait any longer than six weeks to get over a breakup.
In a 2007 study, 71% of respondents said it took them approximately three months to get over a breakup, whereas a 2017 survey revealed it takes approximately six months.
Therefore, it depends greatly on the individual involved. If your ex-spouse broke up with you or cheated on you, it could take you longer to get over it.
If "you were really invested" in the relationship and do not want to get over the breakup, it may take longer.