In the end, the love didn’t leave the relationship, but I did.
There will come a time when you can look back at your relationship devoid of the attachment. You will recognize it as a time shared between two people that grew you by virtue of its existence and ended when it could no longer serve you.
I am more grateful every day for that opportunity. Because for all my tears and for all the anger and the whirlwind of self-loathing that followed, I learned something.
The reality is, you’re not lagging behind. You’re just taking a different road.
We all have a Regina George lurking inside us, ready to puppeteer. Changing your thinking won’t be instant, it takes time. And in that frame, shut your mouth. Don’t voice the judgment. Don’t add to the pile.
There’s nothing like a gripping sea thriller about humans becoming shark chow to remind you that being single is not the worst thing in the world.
Is all your food organic?
The wrong person isn’t always a bad person, but something about our dynamic with them eventually sours and becomes, well, bad. How did you contribute to this? What bad relationship habits do you have to work on?
We don’t only search for meaning in our work, but in our personal lives. We’re not interested in shallow relationships. We search for potential in every date we go on. Authenticity. We want someone who understands the heart of us.
Time is a powerful mistress, but she is not a god. She does not heal all wounds. And that’s okay.