Relationships can feel like maybe they were a big waste of time when you look back on one that’s ended, that you thought would last.
But as with anything, there are silver linings to be gleaned. There are lessons to be learned. There’s growth available if we care to take it.
Here are just a few lessons these anonymous people learned from their past relationships.
15. Don’t settle
That’s a big one.
14. Not just love
There are more dimensions to finding a partner.
13. Raise your standards
Gurl, you’re better than him.
12. There’s a difference
Coerced love is not love.
11. Age is Not Maturity
I know 40+ year olds who are absolutely childish.
10. Be compassionate
People are going through a lot.
9. Is it real?
Sometimes it can be a lie, or just mistaken.
8. Be a better man
Nothing better than growing.
7. It won’t stop them
Doing all the right things isn’t sufficient if the love isn’t there.
6. Be clear
It will hurt less in the end.
5. Silence isn’t golden
You gotta bridge all of those gaps.
4. Know your worth
It’s higher than you might think.
3. Don’t ignore it
You know what a red flag looks like.
2. Seriously: don’t settle
You’re not a cake.
1. Can’t force people to change
“They will continue as they are until THEY WANT change.”
Good lessons, all.
Have you learned anything in particular from past relationships?
Tell us in the comments.