10 Realizations You Have Once You Finally Get Over A Breakup

The initial stage of getting over a breakup is always the hardest. You’re not yourself, you can’t seem to get back into the swing of things, and you’re chronically depressed. It seems like your whole world is turned upside down and you’re not sure when you’ll finally heal again. But just know that eventually, we all heal and move on. Here are 10 revelations you have once you’re finally on the other side:

  1. Being single isn’t so bad. Being single isn’t the worst thing that could happen to you. Think of the positives instead of the negatives. Go out with your friends, get back into your hobbies, and just have fun. For once, you don’t have to take your significant other into consideration. 
  2. You have way more time on your hands. Time is one thing that you dedicate a great deal of when you’re in a relationship — and once you’re settled into a relationship for good, you won’t ever have that alone time for yourself again. Take advantage of the alone time after a break up and do some soul searching. It’ll pay off in the long run.
  3. There are plenty of other fish in the sea. It’s hard to lose the person you love, but if you’ve loved before, you can love again. There are billions of people on this planet and there will be someone else out there for you. It’s a cliche, but it’s true.
  4. Not all relationships were meant to last. Just because you broke up doesn’t mean that it was a failed relationship. Some relationships weren’t made to last forever. Life happens and people go their separate ways, but as long as you learned something from it, it was worthwhile.
  5. He wasn’t the one for you. You wouldn’t have broken up if there wasn’t something wrong in the relationship. Whatever the reason may have been for ending things, the truth of the matter is that it did end. If you broke up, then he wasn’t “The One.” The right one will fight for you and fight to make it work.
  6. It didn’t hurt as bad as you thought it would. A breakup can feel like a knife to the chest, but once you’ve recovered, you’ll realize that it wasn’t as bad as you thought. It can and will take time to heal, but trust that you will heal eventually.
  7. It wasn’t the end of the world. He may have seemed like the world to you, but just because you broke up doesn’t mean that it’s the end of the world. He was merely one aspect of your life. Don’t neglect the other people and things that make you who you are.
  8. You’re a stronger person because of him. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right? Well, it’s true. Surviving a breakup really is a difficult feat, and it’ll definitely make you stronger in the end.
  9. Everything happens for a reason. This relationship may have ended, but there must have been a reason behind it. There are greater things on the horizon and this breakup could be a blessing in disguise, even if you can’t see it now.
  10. Time heals all. Take as much time as you need to grieve. It’s important to make sure that you fully heal before entering a new relationship or doing things that you’re still not ready to do. However long it takes, just know that the pain will go away with time and time truly heals all.
Lindsey is a Digital Advertising Professional and Freelance Writer based in New York City. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, and drinking ridiculous amounts of coffee. Follow her on Twitter @lindseyruns