If you were asked this question, what would you say? Immediately or after some time? There really is no right or wrong answer on when the right time to move on is. It actually all depends on the individual and when he or she is ready to do so.
Some people take a lot of time moving on because they find it hard letting go of what happened to them while some overlook it, pick up their slack and just move on with their lives.
Since everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion, these are therefore my thoughts on when the right time to move on is.
When you can let someone else into your life:
If you have ever had a heart break before, you will know that it can sometimes be difficult to let someone else in. But if you have gotten to the point where you find yourself longing to be with someone else and your heart is willing to accommodate him or her then it is the right time to move on.
When you no longer feel guilty about what happened:
It is easier to move on if you no longer let what happened to you to get to you. If you live life having this kind of weight on your shoulders, how will you move on?
If you care less about your break up and it no longer affects you emotionally and physically then it is the right time to move on.
When you have come to terms with the break up:
A lot of people deceive themselves and fail to come to the realization that they had a break up. Some even live with the illusion that they are still in a relationship.
The right time to move on would be when it has dawned on you that the person you used to be in a relationship with is no longer in your life. As long as you have accepted this fact, you can then move on.
When you are ready to trust another person:
There is no way you can start another relationship if you are not ready to trust him or her. The moment you feel you can now fully trust someone else; it is the right time to move on.
After a break up, it is usually not easy trusting another person so wanting to trust this new person is a big step to moving on.
When you are ready to forget the past:
Some people who go into new relationships after a break up often have a hard time letting go completely of their past which might affect their present relationship.
If you are not willing and prepared to forget your past and all that comes with it, you are not ready to move on but if you are determined to let the past be the past then it is the right time to move on which shows that nothing is holding you back from advancing in your love life.
When you are ready to fall in love again:
If after a break up, you feel like going on an adventure of love, you feel like falling in love again and letting someone fall in love with you, you feel like having someone special in your life then it is the right time to move on.
If you feel this way, it means you are ready for a new phase in your life.
I feel that there is really no need staying single for a long time just because you had a break up. Life should be enjoyed to the fullest and so if you agree with the points listed above, it is definitely the right time to move on.
If you are single reading this, are you now convinced that you can actually move on with your love life even though you have being through a heart break no matter how hard it must have been?