While it has been nearly three years since my ex and I separated, I can’t claim to be entirely past everything that went wrong.
My view of relationships is still broken and complicated.
Not that it requires having been through a divorce … These mantras can get tiresome, but that doesn’t make them less true.
We aren’t defined by the mistakes we make, but by the response we have to those mistakes. I admire a woman who owns her flaws and grows stronger because of them.
I don’t know anyone, anywhere who doesn’t say the same. It has been challenging, motivating, and I have certainly learned a lot. The qualities I bring to a potential dating partner are definitely different.