I was with my ex for 2 1/2 years and we broke up in May. She broke my heart and it was a really bad breakup, she was my first girlfriend and I was completely in love with her when it ended. Since then, I've hung out with one girl, but we weren't dating and it wasn't anything serious. The whole time I was with this other girl, I felt like it was happening to fast and wasn't ready to open up and be with anyone yet. My question is, normally how long after this length of a relationship does it take to be ready to date again? I feel like I am ready to be with someone new, but I don't feel completely over my ex as I still look back and think about how much it hurt when we broke up. Thanks for the help everyone.
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it took me a year to be able to date successfully again after a 2 year relationship. I felt the same way you did and wasn't able to open up to anyone else. I dated around a lot within the year but wasn't able to find someone that I could trust with my feelings again. I am still really guarded, but it's smarter to be that way rather than fall deep for someone at such a young age. After a year, I did happen to find someone else and it's perfect because we take everything really slow and I'm comfortable with that. Hopefully you can find someone too that will take your mind off your ex. I still think about mine too, but only because he was such a big part of my every day life, he certainly does not affect anything I do now anymore.good luck0