I truly believe we learn something from all relationships we have – both those that we decide to end and those that we don’t. These experiences make us better selves, show us what we want/need, and help us to be better partners . . .
These words arrived today from a friend, after my first breakup in more than 20 years.
These words made me sit down and think about the ways I improved myself and pushed myself and opened myself up in this relationship that ended.
These words made me sit down and think about what I want and need from future partners and friends. I could not have done this six months ago, without this relationship that ended.
And these words made me sit down and think about the ways that I could have done better too. And what I need to help me be better in future relationships.
All in all, I’ve learned a lot. Love and loss. Got it. Very different from my marriage. It’s going to be okay. It will just take a little tiny bit of time.