Every situation is an opportunity to reflect and grow.
I have been single for a while now, and while I am generally private, borderline sneaky, with the happenings of my love life, I wanted to take some time to share some of the lessons my last relationship taught me.
Top Lessons From My Last Relationship
Leave the first time they say they don’t want you.
Things can be healthy and still not work out. Show grace when it’s time to go and don’t take it personally.
You spoil a good thing by keeping it past its expiration date.
Someone who can’t fully accept love won’t be able to properly value your love.
Go where you are celebrated or go celebrate yourself, but never stay where you are merely tolerated.
The beauty of a committed relationship is the ability for the couple to set their own rules and create a space that nourishes them both.
You can't change someone’s perspective if their perspective is rooted in unhealed pain.
There is no amount of perfect, understanding, agreeable, compromising, or compassionate you can be for the wrong person.
If you feel inclined to prove your worth because you fear it’s not being seen take this as a sign to leave. Ultimately the harder you try to prove your worth to them, the more they will resent you and lose respect for you.
No one can waste your time but you.
Willingness to compromise is a key to relationship health and communication.
Healthy communication is a never-ending project because you will need to learn the other's communication style and adapt over the years as they grow, heal, and change.
A man who is unintentional is a man who doesn’t value you.
Knowing what you don't want is equally as important as knowing what you do.
The only thing standing between you and the relationship you truly want is the one you’re settling for because that's all you think you deserve.
The best is yet to come.