250 People Reveal The Lesson They Learned After A Failed Relationship

We asked, and you guys answered! Below are the best responses.

“If it’s too good to be true, it’s too good to be true.”

“Acceptance, self-respect, letting go, getting over, and never stop moving forward.”

“In relationships, the little things are the big things.”

“Being a good woman will never keep a man. The only thing that will keep a man is a man that wants to be kept.”

“The BEST revenge is to move on. No Facebook insta-friends, no following. No thirsty pics. Delete, unfollow, learn a lesson and be fabulous.”

“Never make someone a priority if you’re only an option to them.”

“It always hurts to love someone who didn’t love you enough…”

“Women are not to be trusted. Especially ones of my generation.”

“Always leave some for yourself.”

“That you cannot make someone love you…no matter how hard you try!”

“Be in love with the person, not your love story.”

“You’re not a lesser person for having loved someone who didn’t love you back.”

“Don’t let your compassion be confused for apathy or passiveness.”

“When you he/she lies to you and promises not to do it again, HE WILL. A couple more times because he knows you’ll forgive him. That’s fucked-up love.”

“To never compromise your self-worth to make someone else feel better.”

“That I am worth everything, and that person was not.”

“Do not change yourself to make the other person like you more or to make them feel comfortable.”

“You don’t have to put up with being yelled at, put down, and not appreciated. Oh, that’s three things.”

“You can’t make someone want to change; they have to want it for themselves.”

“I learned that I played a role in why it didn’t work.”

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Trace the scars life has left you. It will remind you that at one point, you fought for something. You believed.

“You are the only person who gets to decide if you are happy or not—do not put your happiness into the hands of other people. Do not make it contingent on their acceptance of you or their feelings for you. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if someone dislikes you or if someone doesn’t want to be with you. All that matters is that you are happy with the person you are becoming. All that matters is that you like yourself, that you are proud of what you are putting out into the world. You are in charge of your joy, of your worth. You get to be your own validation. Please don’t ever forget that.” — Bianca Sparacino

Excerpted from The Strength In Our Scars by Bianca Sparacino.

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