When you learn to live by that wonderful gem a lot of disappointments will be easier to cope with. When you understand the importance of YOU and that YOU matter you won’t allow certain things to happen to you.
It is definitely easier said than done but not impossible to do. No matter how good a situation is, never lose yourself in the good feelings and forget about who you are and what you stand for. Of course be present and live in the moment but make sure you keep your self worth together.
In dealing with relationships, the person you are with should see that you matter and it’s not just about them. A good relationship doesn’t feel like work and is a team effort. With the theme of being yours before anyone else’s….make sure you know how to be alone.
The art of being alone AND happy can be a tough pill to swallow. When getting over the man I thought was my true love (hindsight is 20/20 right?), I told myself no jumping to another relationship and no going back to any man I was already familiar with. I decided to be fully alone, allow myself time to really get over him for good, work on myself, and find happiness within me. This took me about a year and half to do.
When you are committed to that process I promise you will not feel lonely. You have your moments, yes but you now know how to cope and it will be just fine. Even with me going through the no dating time period there were still men that crossed my path that were merely tests that I passed. I did not date until I was completely over my ex and I was happy being alone.
What happened once I finally started dating again is another story, for another day. ✌