Isn’t that the rule for getting over someone?
I’ve heard it said a few times, that when you want to get over someone, you need to give yourself one week for every month you’ve been together. Over the course of my life, I’ve always found that this was a bit of an exaggeration, and never really thought that someone would need such an amount of time to get over another person.
Until this fall.
And now I totally get it.
Or maybe I don’t? All I know is that it’s been just over two months now since I ended something that was really significant to me (that the feelings involved were about 8-months worth) and it’s now starting to get better. I’m actually ok now. Or it could be that I told myself that I wasn’t going to date at all in December, not even entertain the thought of guys at all in December, and now it’s getting to the end of December and I’m all “ok, I’m over this dateless month and I’m ready to get back out there.” Maybe it’s a combination of the two? I’m not really sure. All I know is that I’m happy to not be overly sad anymore when recalling memories of that person. That I can actually have a conversation about something they said or did and not have to spend the rest of the day with a sad little cloud over my head as I think about them and miss them.
But there ya have it – my own experience has finally proved that saying to be true. And I am actually kind of glad that my dateless month is over. Maybe it’s a little bit of combination with the start of the new year and all the new things I have planned for 2019.
Hows about you? Have you ever heard of the “one week for every month” rule? Or do you have another rule based on your own experiences on how long it takes to get over someone? Lemme know in the comments below.