250 People Reveal The Lesson They Learned After A Failed Relationship

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

“People aren’t always who they seem to be.”

“Don’t force someone to love you…Don’t give 100% of your love to someone. Just remain half for yourself.”

“If you feel you need to cheat, leave.”

“You can’t get everything that you want, including how badly you want them to stay.”

“ALWAYS RESPECT YOURSELF. Don’t settle for a man that doesn’t show his true identity.”

“If you suspect your other half is cheating, however much they state they are not, they are….”

“Know who you are before being one with a person.”

“No one has the same heart as you.”

“Don’t give too much. Just enough and make sure you leave yourself much enough of what you give.”

“I have learned there is someone in life that you are meant to be with, try and be patient.”

“A monogamist and a polygamist will never, ever work out.”

“Don’t love too much. Don’t trust too fast. Don’t give an effort unless he do the same thing too. Don’t let him treat you like a hell. Long-term relationship sometimes isn’t the best. If he told you that she is just a friend and he only loved you, please don’t trust him. He got some feelin’ for her. And the most important thing is if you already gave him too many chances to changed but he blew those chances, you already knew that he only take you for granted.”

“Never, ever walk on eggshells again. Be yourself.”

“Let go of anyone that weighs you down.”

“What lasts long doesn’t come easy, and what comes easy doesn’t last long.”

“Do not be overprotective of your partner. He/she will take you for granted.”

“That abuse is not just physical and never changes.”

“A decision made when your heart and mind are not in peace is not the right decision.”

“Learned to use actions to prove it instead of words. Never take the other for granted. Learned to provide support in whichever way is needed.”

“Women are fucking difficult.” TC mark

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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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