I was in a 5-year relationship, and from the point when I realized that it wasn't going to work out, it took about 3 months to be officially broken up.
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I was in a 4 year relationship and eventually when things started to end she told me she "needed time to think". We did all the usual stuff except I remember at this point I kissed up to her a lot more than usual but it didn't work. It took about 2 weeks or so from the start of that to the end.. but for me the breakup still isn't over. I know, I should let go of the past, it happened over 2 years ago.. but I loved that girl more than anything, and way more than I loved myself. I thought we would last forever since our "school relationship" that we started at 12 lasted for 4 years rather than the 2 weeks you'd expect of "school love".