The first person we fall in love with is not usually the one we will end up marrying. Along the way during our first relationship or first love, we will encounter relationship failures. But that is okay, as long as we pick ourselves up afterward and move on. The silver lining is that we get plenty of love lessons from the failures in love that we encounter.
Love Lessons Your Learn from Past Relationships
It may be painful to experience a broken heart but, if we look deeper into the situation, we can actually realize that we can learn or have learned something from a sad experience. Commonly, we encounter the following love lessons in our lives:
A relationship per se will not make you happy.
A lot of people just accept a toxic relationship, just so that they can be one with the other person. It is better to be unattached than be in a relationship with a toxic person – always remember this.
Your intuition is your best friend.
There are just times when it seems your inner voice is telling you something. It could be a warning to stay away from a particular person or to let you know that your partner is cheating. Trust that voice. Listen and take appropriate, logical action.
You are your own person.
Your identity is not dependent on your partner’s status or abilities. Do not lose yourself while in a relationship. If you do not progress as a couple, it will be easier for you to pick up the pieces of your life if your identity remains.
Keep your support group intact.
Your support group is composed of your friends and family that have been with you most of your life. Despite being in a relationship, maintain healthy relationships with other people. It seems that your network will even make your relationship stronger. And when you and your partner decide to part ways, you have your group who can support you through a difficult time.
True love actually exists.
In this lifetime, you will realize that true love actually exists. But of course, there’s only one who can love you like that. So it may take time for you to find each other. Just don’t lose hope.
Relationships can be pretty tricky. You may fall many times in your journey to find true love. But thankfully, those experiences are not for naught because of the valuable love lessons that you get from them. For more tips, read other posts on our blog.