Nearly a year and a half is the amount of time needed for a person to get over a divorce and start looking for love again, according to a survey.
That is the time it takes to resolve contentious issues such as child custody, property problems and money worries. Six in 10 said the hardest thing to come to terms with was the sense of failure.
In total, a fifth said they will never truly get over a divorce and 55 per cent said it was the worst thing they had ever gone through.
The survey of 4,000 divorcees was carried out by the dating website www.fifties.com, which is aimed at the over-50s.
A spokesman for the site said: “The research carried out says it takes over 17 months to get over divorce once it’s finalised, but it’s important to remember that people are often separated for a long time before this, so it could feasibly take years for the dust to settle after a split.”
While it might be an average of nearly 18 months before divorcees are totally content, they start feeling better about their life after 16 months and 11 days.