Not every relationship is meant to last, if anything it should teach you something about your self. Here are 5 lessons that a relationship will teach you
Breakups really suck and your experiences can change how you define love and your expectations on relationships. Relationships, whether platonic or romantic are also life teachers, and when you look beyond the pain of ending them, provide an opportunity to show you something about yourself. These are some of the lessons you will learn from calling it quits:
You will learn that failure is part of life: Since we associate failure with negative connotations many of us often cling on to relationships (or even careers and businesses) that are emotionally taxing. Failure is natural and even necessary to show you your strengths and the things you value the most.
You will learn that the only person you have the power to change or control is yourself: You won’t tick all the boxes when it comes to your ideal partner because the reality is no one is perfect. Being in a relationship requires you to compromise and accept that people choose to be who they want to be, and not necessarily what you expect them to be. You have the choice to either stay in or leave a relationship that makes you unhappy.
You will learn that happiness is from within: Only you have the power to make yourself happy. It’s not fair to expect someone else to complete you. Learn to take good care of yourself and lower your expectations from others to avoid disappointments.
You will learn that your relationship with others is a mirror of how you truly feel about yourself: If you keep dating jerks who always leave you emotionally wounded its time to pause and do some introspection. You have to investigate why you attract people who always hurt you and then rebuild a good relationship with yourself. You have to love yourself enough to know your worth, that way you won’t allow anyone else to treat you badly.
You will learn that things worth having don’t come easy: Yes, you will kiss a lot of frogs before meeting your prince or princess. I have learned that the pain and tears it takes for us to find a good partner will make us appreciate them more.
What lessons have you learned from your previous relationships?