The funny thing about break-ups is that they turn you into a better person.
I don’t mean the “turning into an emotionally stronger person” thing.. I mean simple everyday improvements in our behavior and habits that we are too lazy to bring about otherwise.
For every relationship that has ended, I have managed to forsake at least one bad habit.
Like the time when I was into a long-term relationship (3 years) and let myself go. I put on weight and couldn’t be bothered about exercise; I did not make much efforts to look great - presentable worked for me. And then the break off (and these were not the reasons) jerked me out out of my sloppiness.
I couldn’t fix my relationship, but I could fix myself.. and that got me to finally adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Another break-off led me to discover a love for music. Living in the same block, and being in the same college meant we made the long commutes together. When the relationship ended, I bought an iPod only so I could stop thinking of the time I spent with him.
Initially I listened to anything and everything (having never been much into music before) but slowly I discovered my own tastes.
Then the innumerable hairstyles I have tried because of break-ups. A new hairstyle is mandatory (is this only me?), and I know I would never otherwise experiment with my looks.
I guess I owe a Thank You to all my Ex’s