Getting your heart broken is not a joke, not unless you enjoy having your heart ripped in pieces. Although some can take break ups lightly, some may feel as if they have no reason to live anymore. Sounds dramatic but I know a lot of people who are like this. If you are one of them, I want to tell you that break-ups happen for a reason. You may not understand it now, but you will when you start to move on. Instead of sulking and getting drunk alone, how about looking at the brighter side and turn all the negatives into positives?
To help you with that, here are 5 ways you can actually benefit from getting your heart broken.
1. It can open your eyes to the reality.
I hope by now you already realized that real love stories are far from what we saw in the movies or fairy tales, growing up. Heartbreaks introduce you to the dark side of love – the pain and the sadness which are all part of real life.
2. It shows you who your real friends are.
Break-ups are one of the lowest points of your life and in these moments, you need people to support you. This is when you need your truest friends who will be there to listen to you, offer their shoulder as you cry or probably get drunk or binge watch sad movies with you. Your real friends will be the one who will stick with you and help you as you move on from this heart-wrenching moment in your life.
3. It makes you independent and self-reliant.
Of course, your friends also have their own lives. You can’t really expect them to be with you 24/7. If you were used to having your ex-partner all the time and depend on him/her for a lot of things, then the end of your relationship will help you learn how to rely on yourself and do things on your own. Yes, getting your heart broken will challenge you and make you stronger.
4. It will help you rediscover yourself.
Sometimes, you get caught up in your relationship or have your world revolve around your significant other that you already forgot about yourself. Yes, being loved is the best feeling in the world but that should not define you. Self-worth comes from you and you alone, not from being loved by another person. Heartbreak can help you rediscover your self-worth, your purpose in other people’s lives and is also a way for you to discover new hobbies and passions that you haven’t even thought about before.
5. It opens your heart for someone new.
I know, I know, it’s way too early. But hey, your relationship ended because there’s someone else that is meant for you. You’ll thank God for that when you fall in love again.