Tiny encyclopedia of post-break-up recovery

My fist approach was to put up an online questionnaire and ask my friends for answers.

The first thing astonishing to me was that I strongly expect that the length of the relationship would have some correlation with the time taken to deal with the break-up and move on.

Y axis = time taken to move on (years) vs. X axis = length of the relationship (years). Most of the people surveyed concentrate in the strip between 3 and 12 months in regards to time to move on.

Another thing that caught my attention was that the person who breaks up is not always free from suffering.

Another surprising fact: when asked, “Do you think you completely moved on?”, only 50% of the people said “yes”.

Percentage of a) (left) People who completely moved of after a break-up; b) (right) People that still think about their exes.

Is there a “go-to” strategy for dealing with a break-up based on science?

From a science point of view, it seems that the recovery process has much more to do with how we feel about ourselves and how we deal with life in general than anything else.



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