I was ready like a week after we broke up but I was moving cities so I waited otherwise it would have been sooner.
Well, a new Reddit thread asked women when to start dating again after a breakup, and they gave their best advice from personal experience. However long it takes me to recover and build up a relationship with someone else.
After my last one, I told myself I needed to work on me first.
Part of moving on is being able to own up to your own personal BS and mistakes – even if that mistake was dating your ex in the first place. The healing process after a breakup isn’t complete until you’ve had a chance to air all of your grievances and vent until you’re blue in the face.
You’ve got your stuff back (or decided to let it go). No one wants to date the person who is still obsessed with their ex. When you’re ready to date again you’ll be able to leave your past relationship where it belongs: in the past. When you’ve been hurt, often there’s the impulse to try and fill that void left by your ex with someone else.
Breakups are as much a part of the human experience as a breathing oxygen and not licking cactuses.