Proof That You’ll Survive Your Breakup

Proof That You’ll Survive Your Breakup ©iStock/prudkov

Breakups can feel like the end of the world, but they’re far from it. You don’t need your ex as much as you think you do. Stop letting your feelings cloud your judgment, because missing your ex-boyfriend doesn’t mean that you need your ex-boyfriend. Here’s some proof that you actually can survive without him:

  1. You’ve made it this far. Think back to life before you met him. You were able to survive before you knew what his face looked like and his lips tasted like, and you’ll be able to survive just as easily after the fact.
  2. He didn’t make you whole. Your boyfriend wasn’t actually your “other half,” because you didn’t need him to feel complete. You were whole this whole time.
  3. You have other people in your life. Romantic love doesn’t outrank familial love. You have plenty of family members and friends who would kill for you, so don’t assume that you’re suddenly alone in the world, just because you’re single.
  4. Relationships aren’t everything. You don’t need a boyfriend in order to be happy. You’re lucky enough to live in the age of independence, so you should be eager to show the world how successful you can become all on your own.
  5. There are other men out there. Right now, you might think that there aren’t any other men in the world like him, but the universe will eventually prove you wrong. There are hundreds of other guys out there that are just as great, and even better, than he is.
  6. It’s happened before. It’s not the first time you’ve had your heart broken. In the past, it might’ve been due to losing a friend or getting fired from a job, but you’ve deal with pain before and you made it through in one piece.
  7. You’re better off this way. Believe it or not, it would be ten times harder to live with the wrong man than it will be to live without him. You’re better off being single than being in an unhealthy relationship where you’re not getting what you deserve.
  8. There are plenty of happy, single woman. Rihanna and Charlize Theron are gorgeous women with thriving careers who are perfectly happy without a man in their life. They know that they have a million other things going for them, so they have no reason to stress about their single status, and neither do you.
  9. You have other things to worry about. When you’re busy with your friends and your job, you won’t have time to think about the boy you could’ve been dating. You’ll be so wrapped up with the rest of your life that you won’t be worried about your love life.
  10. You’re enough. You’re a beautiful, intelligent, talented woman. That’s why you should be so happy with the person you see in the mirror that you won’t need anyone else to stand next to her.
Holly Riordan is a writer from Long Island, New York who has authored several science fiction and horror books. A graduate of Stony Brook University, she has spent nearly a decade writing for publications including Thought Catalog, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, and more. You can find her on Instagram @hollyrio and Twitter @hollyyrio.