You know more about what you do and don't like from a partner.
And you're less scared to just tell this new partner when they're doing something that bugs you, because if you learned anything from your ex, it's that there's only so much room to compromise on things that are truly important to you in a relationship. You get to remember how great it is to have a go-to "dinner tonight? Not that doing things alone and with friends isn't sometimes the best, but maybe the best part of being in a relationship is having someone who will come over and flop around with you on the couch and call it "hanging out." Truly one of life's greatest pleasures is having someone to do nothing with. You get to try new things in bed and learn new things about your ~sexual preferences~.
Getting back up on your feet (and TBH out of your bed) can be really hard after a heartbreak.
But no matter how many times you swear that you'll just be alone forever and ever, you know that just isn't true.
One of the best things about meeting someone new is getting to share yourself with them. You are not a bad person, you are not unlovable — you are, in fact, a true gem!
There are times for stiffening your upper lip but this isn’t one of them.Sometimes it works, but usually cutting off your long blonde locks and dying your new crop black just to show you’re a ‘new’ person becomes something you regret.