Each partner I create a relationship with changes me.
I learn about a new circle of friends, lifestyle, or way of thinking. I learn what I value in myself and what I value in others. I learn what I’m not willing to give up. I learn what scares me and what excites me in a relationship. I learn what feels good and what doesn’t. I learn what love is. And what love isn’t.
It’s this learning and self-reflection that takes place over the years, and through different relationships, that changes us into the ones who are “too good to be true” in the eyes of the person we will ultimately end up with forever. Therefore, loving others, and getting our hearts broken along the way, could be the best self-development activity we can do.
So don’t fret over lost loves. They have helped make us who we are today. Plus – when we’re 81 – we may end up having a sweet love story like this one:
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