There is no set time period for grieving the loss of a relationship. Some people may feel ready to move on after a few weeks, while others may need months or even years to heal. However, there are some common signs that indicate you are ready to close the door on your past and move on with your life.
1- You stop thinking about that person:
You may find that you are no longer thinking about your ex constantly. In fact, there is no one right way to know you’re over someone, but one of the surest ways is that you stop thinking about them. For some people, it’s a gradual process where they slowly stop thinking about the person.
They may still have occasional thoughts about what could have been, but these become less and less frequent over time. For others, it can be a more sudden realization.
They may have a moment where they realize they haven’t thought about the person in days or even weeks. At this point, they may realize they are finally ready to move on. Whatever the case may be, there is no wrong way to know you’re over someone.
The most important thing is that you listen to your heart and mind and pick up on the signs that you no longer consider that person relevant or significant. Then only you can think of doing what feels right for you without worrying about remorse or not having tried more with them.
2- You become more positive about the future:
There are a few telltale signs that you’re finally over your ex and ready to move on and one of the biggest ones is that you become more optimistic.
Maybe you find yourself making positive plans for the future without them, or thinking about dating again. Maybe you’ve stopped comparing every new person you meet to your ex and just see new people for who they are.
You may also start to feel more optimistic about the future and less obligated to dwell on the past. Additionally, you may begin to feel more confident in your ability to be single and happy. Whatever the case may be, once you’re truly over someone, you’ll start to feel like yourself again.
The pain will fade, and you’ll be able to see your life without them in it. You may even find that you’re better off without them and become happier about it.
3- You become indifferent about what they do and who they date:
If you no longer get upset when you see your ex happy with someone else, it means that you’re over them. This is a good indicator that you have moved on from any residual feelings you had for them. Another sign is that you are able to talk about them or even their new flame, without feeling angry or hurt.
In general, you can start to think you’re over someone when you stop feeling bad about them moving on with their life. If you can see them happy with someone else and not feel jealous or resentful, it’s a good sign that you’ve turned the corner. Once you reach that point, you can be confident that you’re on your way to healing and moving on with your own life.
Yes, it’s true that if you no longer care about what they’re doing or who they’re with, then it’s a good sign that you’ve moved on. But, this can only happen if you stop yourself from following them on social media and keeping up with what they do on a daily basis. Check this article out later on reasons why you might still feel connected to an ex and try to eliminate them all to move on faster.
Of course, it’s normal to still have fond memories of your past relationship, but if you can remember the good times without longing for them, then you know you’re finally ready to move on. And, if you finally see that they had flaws and imperfections without being blinded by any feelings then it’s a good sign too.
4- You take interest in dating again:
There is no set timeline for getting over someone. For some people, it might take a few weeks, while for others, it could take months or even years. After a breakup, it’s natural to experience a range of emotions, from sadness and loneliness to anger and relief. And, of course, it’s perfectly normal to find yourself missing your ex from time to time.
Moreover, it’s acceptable that you may want to take time to focus on yourself and heal rather than jump to the dating scene the next day. In fact, some people argue that taking a break to organize your thoughts and see where you’re at in life is the right thing to do!
Ultimately, the best way to know if you’re over someone is when you feel you are ready to date again or to start a new relationship. If you have already been seeing new people and genuinely taking interest in one or two, then it’s likely that you’re over them.
In the end, if these signs are not enough you can think about checking our article on other signs that you’re not over your ex.