Things I’ve Learned from My Ex

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Things I've Learned from My Ex
  • Honesty needs to be the foundation of every relationship.
  • It’s possible to love somebody even if they’re acting like an ass.
  • You can desire to be with somebody, even if you know that’s not what’s best for you.
  • Someone can love you and still be a liar, a cheater, and a thief.
  • Your response to others’ crummy behavior is up to you.
  • People will leave even if you think things are going well.
  • You need to understand that it’s not possible to truly know somebody else.
  • When somebody shows you who they truly are, you need to trust what you saw and act accordingly.
  • It’s possible to love a bad person.
  • It’s up to you to seek and hear the truth.
  • You have to stand up for your own hopes and dreams. If somebody loves you, they’ll support you.
  • You are worthy of love.
  • You are worthy of being respected.
  • If somebody hurts you so much that you can’t breathe, realize that it’s time to breathe.
  • Somebody can walk out of your life just as easily as they walked in.
  • If somebody isn’t with you, it’s because they really don’t want to be with you. There are no exceptions.
  • The ability to forgive is a divine gift.
  • If somebody leaves you, it’s okay to still love them.
  • If somebody leaves you, it’s okay to hate them.
  • Allow yourself to cry over the little things.
  • Don’t let anybody tell you that you should get over it.
  • Make the choice, when you’re ready, to dream about your new life.
  • Rest assured that you did what was right. Unless you didn’t do what was right. Either way, it’s time to forgive yourself and move on.
  • The reason your ex left isn’t because of who you truly are.
  • You will be able to love again.
  • Even if you’re afraid, keep your heart open.
  • Stay in the game. Don’t run away. You’ll be thankful you did.
  • Don’t give up. Try, try, try.
  • It doesn’t matter if you weren’t loved back as you loved. They’re not you, so they couldn’t.
  • When somebody treats you badly, walk away.
  • When your heart breaks, you are its best repair person. Don’t rely on another person to fix it.
  • You brought the love you felt into the relationship.
  • Most of us have loved the wrong person. Life will go on.
  • If somebody says they don’t want you, you need to accept the truth of what they said.
  • You’ll always have reasons to live if you focus on yourself.
  • When you’re dying of a broken heart, let yourself cry about it.
  • Put all your photos away and don’t look at them.
  • Always strive to take the high road. If you slip back down to the lower road, seek forgiveness and go back to the high road.
  • Their family isn’t your family. The loss will hurt. But your family is still your family.
  • The more shocking somebody’s behavior is, the better reasons to leave or to be glad that they left.
  • They didn’t leave you for a perfect life. They still have problems and issues. They didn’t become a better person when they left you.
  • You will be happy again. This is a universal truth.
  • Know yourself better. This will bring about a better life, and maybe even a new love.
  • Don’t stop breathing.
  • Talk to yourself about your ex until you’re tired of hearing about your ex.
  • Your love lives inside you. This may be painful, but it is still beautiful.
  • Be open. Accept and say “yes” to new things.
  • It’s okay to plan revenge against your ex. Just don’t act on them.
  • Write angry and hurtful letters to your ex. But don’t send them.
  • Take care of yourself. Sleep and eat.
  • Remember that you will make it.
  • You’re stronger than you realize you are.
  • Life goes on all around you and wants you to jump back in.
  • A lost love might lead you to greater love.