15 Ways To Love Yourself Better After Freeing Yourself From A Toxic Relationship

Dani Vivanco

1. Give yourself permission to stay singleDon’t come up with ways to get your ex back and don’t search for a new relationship to jump into straight away. Learn to enjoy the silence of alone time. Become a better friend to yourself. Give the single life a shot before claiming that you miss the comfort of a relationship you know wasn’t right for you. 

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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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