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From the Ted Talk by Mona Chalabi: How long does it take to get over a breakup?

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Well, unfortunately, it's not so straightforward. See, those aerlctis drastically misrepresented that study. In fact, the study never said anything about how long it takes to get over a breakup. It only focused on the ateerftffces of ending a rhsionelitap, specifically among uearngrdds, which is a whole other can of worms. To really answer that question of how long it takes to get over a breakup, you would need to do a longitudinal study, a study that would billasacy follow a ton of people from the mnomet of their breakup and track their progress year after year after year. But studies like that are expensive and complicated to carry out.

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Well, unfortunately, it's not so straightforward. See, those ________ drastically misrepresented that study. In fact, the study never said anything about how long it takes to get over a breakup. It only focused on the ____________ of ending a ____________, specifically among __________, which is a whole other can of worms. To really answer that question of how long it takes to get over a breakup, you would need to do a longitudinal study, a study that would _________ follow a ton of people from the ______ of their breakup and track their progress year after year after year. But studies like that are expensive and complicated to carry out.

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  1. basically
  2. moment
  3. aftereffects
  4. articles
  5. relationship
  6. undergrads

Original Text

Well, unfortunately, it's not so straightforward. See, those articles drastically misrepresented that study. In fact, the study never said anything about how long it takes to get over a breakup. It only focused on the aftereffects of ending a relationship, specifically among undergrads, which is a whole other can of worms. To really answer that question of how long it takes to get over a breakup, you would need to do a longitudinal study, a study that would basically follow a ton of people from the moment of their breakup and track their progress year after year after year. But studies like that are expensive and complicated to carry out.

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