The 20 Things You Learn When You Finally Let Them Go

1. They are not the most interesting person on the planet. A lot of people know about fancy wines and old movies, and they will teach you all about them without making you feel bad for not knowing them in the first place.

2. Someone else will love you again, despite what they made you believe.

3. You still would have found out about your favorite band without them (just a couple years later, in the pages of a book recommended to you by your first college roommate).

4. You deserve to be chosen every day, not just on the days when you’re at your best. The most wonderful people will love you even harder on your worst days because they’ll understand that that’s when you need it the most.

5. A lot of people know how to play the guitar, and it’s not a good reason to date someone.