25 Ways You Can Accidentally Ruin Everything In Your 20s

You’re young, but you don’t have to act dumb. You can avoid a future filled with regrets as long as you stay away from these bad habits mentioned on Ask Reddit.
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1. Staying in shitty relationships

“Staying in a mediocre/bad relationship because of inertia or because you’ve already sunk a bunch of time and effort into it.

Dating is hard at any age, but it gets harder as you get older. If you aren’t that into your current SO or it feels like the relationship is always a lot of hard work, consider breaking it off. There are worse things than being single.” — allthebacon_and_eggs

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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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