When a relationship ends, there’s usually a grieving period. The length and intensity of this time varies, depending on how invested you were in your partner and the future of your relationship (particularly whether you were dating for a few months or married for several years). Whose decision it was to part ways also plays a big role.
And while it really, really sucks when you’re going through it, the post-breakup stage does eventually come to an end, bringing new perspective — and romantic prospects. But we can sometimes get stuck in the post-mortem of a past relationship months or even years after the person is gone from our lives. Here’s how to know if you’re having trouble moving on and what you can do to fix the situation.