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7 things you gain when you end a relationship

by Vladlena Lee

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With every break up, you gain experience that can aid you in finding the right guy. You learn the best way to behave in a relationship and you discover different kinds of relationships that can exist. 

Currently you might be heartbroken over a recent break up but don’t worry, there are plenty of things you gain when you end a relationship. While you might have the need to fill the void of your significant other, you will be able to gain things you didn’t even think you missed! Living the single life has its perks. Just take a look at the things you gain when you end a relationship.

1. FREEDOM

The first and most obvious of all the things you gain when you end a relationship is freedom! Be happy that you are no longer tied down to one person, who used to be on your mind every day. You no longer have to care about what your significant other thinks about your actions and you can do what makes you happy. While it might feel different and new, you will get into the groove of things pretty quickly.

2. AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT YOU WANT

Ending a relationship can give you a clear picture of what you want for the future. The relationship ended for a reason: maybe your personalities clashed or you had different views. No matter what it is, now you know what you want and don’t want in a life long partner.

3. MORE TIME

Admit it, relationships take a lot of time and work. However now that you are single, you have more time for friends and family or even for yourself. You can reconnect with old friends or just strengthen the bond between the existing ones. I am sure you can put this time to good use!

4. NEW PEOPLE

They say there are plenty of other fish in the sea and they are absolutely right! You are now free to get to know people of the opposite gender with or without any romantic intention. You are finally not limited on communicating with others and can essentially interact with anyone you find interesting.

5. EXPERIENCE

With every break up, you gain experience that can aid you in finding the right guy. You learn the best way to behave in a relationship and you discover different kinds of relationships that can exist. With every relationship comes wisdom and knowledge, and those two things never hurt!

6. A CLEAR MIND

It is typical of every woman to start fresh after every break up, which is why you might find yourself changing up your hair and redecorating your house. All of a sudden, there is a surge of new energy that you can channel into something else. You begin a new slate with a clear mind!

7. THICKER SKIN

At the end of every relationship especially the toxic ones, you grow thicker skin and become a stronger person. Think back to the first break up you ever had, it probably strengthened your character in the long run. So don’t feel down because there is a bright side to every heartbreak.

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