Here are the Golden Rules that will help make being dumped just that bit easier to bear: Rule 1: The time it will take you to get over your relationship is equal to the total time you spent together This rule is as unshakeable as one of those long and complicated mathematical theorems.
So there's no point in whinging: 'How long will I feel like this?
Trying to force a friendship too early means you’re going to fall right back into old patterns with your ex and that spells trouble.
Most of the time, when you’ve broken up, it’s for a very good reason.
Oftentimes our partner fulfills some kind of void for us, particularly from childhood.
Maybe we want to know that our partner will put us first or will never leave us, or maybe we want to feel that we are worthy of being loved unconditionally.
There have been significant studies that show that our brains literally become addicted to our partners.
But our relationships also have an emotional attachment.
While breaking up certainly doesn’t mean your relationship was a failure, you are facing an ending and those tend to be sad.' after a week or two, when you were together for four years.The time rule is probably nature's way of making sure we don't put ourselves in the way of danger from opportunist, unsuitable lovers before we're emotionally equipped to deal with them.How do you navigate the complicated waters of a post-break-up friendship? Yes, there are people who say that they were able to slip straight into a friendship after they broke up without missing a beat.There are also people who win the Mega-Millions lottery with a single ticket.