How Long It Takes To Move On After Breaking Up & Why It Hurts So Bad, By Zodiac Sign

Why It Takes So Long To Get Over A Breakup, By Zodiac Sign
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Going through a breakup is never easy.

With many sleepless nights filled with tears and chocolate ice cream, it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Breakups will always suck, but time heals all wounds.

Whether your relationship ended a day ago or a month ago, it takes time to finally feel the weight lifted off of your chest.

You will still catch yourself thinking about your ex, but the pain will slowly diminish with each day.

The most annoying thing someone can say to you after a breakup is "it takes time," but it really is true.

You go from spending everyday with a person to not even speaking; it can be hard to navigate the next few weeks after the breakup.

Some of the best things you can do are reach out to friends, catch up on some of your favorite Netflix shows, and drown yourself in work.

Keeping your mind preoccupied will prevent you from writing out that long text filled with "I miss you's," and "I want you back."

Each day will get a little bit easier, but the time span for getting over a breakup is different for everybody –some people can bounce back within weeks and others feel sad for the following year.

Here is how long it will take you to heal from your last relationship, by zodiac sign.

ARIES (March 21 – April 19)

Aries, you never allow yourself time to process heartbreak.

With your always on the move mentality, you are able to get over a breakup in just a few days.

No boy can mess up your daily routine – he was only holding you back, right?

You usually just have one self-pity day and then immediately move on with your life.

With so much piling up on your schedule, there isn't any room to pencil in "cry over a boy."

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TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)

Taurus, you love to be in love. Relationships are your forté and you are the definition of a hopeless romantic.

This being said, it will take you three years to get over your last relationship.

Once you create a connection with someone, it hurts you to leave that person.

You believe if the love of your life breaks up with you, every guy down the line will, too.

It is best for you to take some time to process and truly heal before jumping in with someone new.

Even if you started casually dating someone else, your ex will stay in the back of your mind for years.

Once he is out of your life, he will be gone for good.

GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)

Gemini, the time it will take you to heal really depends on how long you were in your last relationship.

If you've only been with someone for a few weeks, you can easily bounce back within a few days.

If you were together for a few months, that healing time may take longer.

In the end, you hate repetition and know you would never go back to someone who once hurt you.

You are usually quick to find someone new and forget about the past, but that doesn't mean your ex doesn't still pop in your mind every now and then.

If after two weeks you still feel some pain, rest your heart for a while longer.

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CANCER (June 21 – July 22)

Cancer, once someone breaks your heart, you aren't open to trusting someone ever again.

You rarely let others in – especially someone who could easily break your heart. To you, relationships aren't worth the risk of heartbreak.

That is why when you do finally let someone in and the relationship ends, it will take you over five years to get over that pain.

You may tell your friends and family you're over him and want to move on, but those day dreams of your possible future together will always creep back in.

Take these next few years to find yourself and open your heart to trusting again.

LEO (July 23 – August 22)

Leo, you're confident and you know it, too. A breakup to you is nothing out of the ordinary – if someone leaves you, they never were worth your time.

It will only take you about a day to get over a breakup; honestly, it might only take you a few seconds.

You aren't one to cry over a stupid boy and you definitely are not one to obsess over an ex.

You know there are plenty of eligable bachelors out there waiting to worship at your feet, so who cares about one silly breakup?

VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)

Virgo, as a planner you always sort out exactly when and how you will breakup with someone.

Even though it makes you sad, you know it is the best thing for you to do.

If someone breaks up with you out of the blue, you will be upset but immediately start to plan out how you will get through the pain.

You will calculate no longer than a months worth of tears – you have other priorities and lists that need to be checked off.

Sure, you know breakups are hard, but they can be a lot easier with the help of some cute new stationary and friends who will keep you busy.

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LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)

Libra, it doesn't take long for you to heal after a relationship ends.

After about a day or two, you realize that you still have plenty of friends and family members who absolutely adore you.

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You will grieve for a few days and then go out with your best friends for a night on the town and forget the relationship even happened.

You are a social butterfly and it won't take you long to meet someone new and instantly click.

SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)

Scorpio, it only takes you about a week to heal after a breakup.

You'll be hurt, but you know the sooner you get over the grieving stage of the relationship, the sooner you;ll be able to trash talk him with all of your friends and throw his stuff out the window.

You know any guy who didn't take the time to understand you and your needs isn't worthy of your tears.

Yeah, a week seems like a long time in your book, but it is the perfect amount of time to go through the crying and denying stages of the breakup.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)

Sagittarius, you strive for peace in the valley. If that means letting a relationship come to an end, than so be it.

It only takes you a couple hours to heal after a breakup because you know everything happens for a reason.

Instead of dwelling on the person that broke your heart, it is easier to let karma and the universe do its thing. Of course you'll be sad and try to hold back a few tears, but you know in the long run he wasn't worth it.

You'd rather focus your energy on the positives rather than the negatives.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)

Capricorn, you always put others before yourself. This being said, you aren't one to make time for your own personal relationships.

When you do finally decide to date and let someone in, it can be devastating when you break up. It takes you about eight months to fully heal after a relationship ends.

Even though you will try to act strong and unbothered in front of your friends and family, they know deep down you're really struggling. Keep your head held high and put your energy towards healing your own heart.

AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)

Aquarius, while you want most people to think you can get over a breakup within a few weeks, it actually takes you about a year to heal and move on.

You might try to talk to other guys and flirt your way around the pain, but the truth is you're still constantly thinking about your ex.

You rely heavily on your best friends to be there for you; you'll call them early in the morning or super late at night if it means pouring out the rest of those tears.

You want everyone to think you're okay, but you are struggling. It is okay to not be okay – try to keep your mind focused on the tasks ahead.

PISCES (February 19 – March 20)

Pisces, it can take you years and years to even start to heal from a breakup. You are too nice, caring, and trusting to those who don't deserve it.

When someone breaks your heart, you don't know how to process all the pain.

While each day becomes a little bit easier, it will take you almost all of your life to truly forget about the boy who broke your heart.

Even if you do move on, this past heartache will haunt you and cause you to be timid in future relationships. You are too good and innocent for this world, Pisces.

Carlie Fox is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.