If You Don't Have Your Heart Broken In College, I Feel Sorry For You
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I've had my heart broken more times I can count.

With every heartbreak, I learn more and more about myself and what I want out of life and relationships. Yeah, these heartbreaks are no walk in the park. Many times they've sent me into the corner of my bed, curled up in my blanket at all hours of the day and night wondering what I did to deserve such a pain. True heartbreak is something I wouldn't wish upon anyone, but I do feel sorry for anyone who has made it through college without getting their heart broken.

You learn the most about yourself in your darkest moments. College is a time of self-discovery, after all, and self-discovery isn't an easy process. If you go through your four years of college either avoiding relationships completely or in a relationship that keeps you on cloud nine 24/7, you aren't truly experiencing love. You don't know what it's like to not feel like you're good enough for the person you want to be with. You don't understand the true pain of giving someone your all only for them to choose someone else. And if you don't experience this during college, life is going to hit you like a brick once you graduate.

You're still growing in college. Once you've entered the world with your degree and your first "real" job, you're going to think you know it all. You'll think every guy you encounter will be so much more mature, since they're graduated too, but that's far from the case. If you go in with that mindset, you'll be destroyed for the first time and you won't know what to do. It's hard to balance your first heartbreak with a 9-to-5 and studio apartment rent due on Friday.

College heartbreaks teach you how love really is. They teach you that love is not always a happy pop song with a year or so of dating then a ring by spring. These college boys are tough, man, and they'll leave you hanging high and dry even when you think you're exactly what they wanted. But these are the lessons you truly needed. Now that you've had your heart broken, you will enter your more mature adult relationships with the mindset that you need. You'll understand all that love requires. You won't be as naive. You'll remember that you're not promised forever with anyone, and with that in the back of your mind, you'll approach any new relationships, much, much better.

If you've never had your heart broken in college, proceed with caution. Love isn't always a walk in the park.

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Once You Become My Ex, Please Know I Never Want Another Text From You Again

Block my number. I've already blocked yours.

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Growing up, it was always super important to me to end a relationship on good terms, at least as best as I could. I was friends with pretty much all of my exes, whether we talked frequently or not. It just made things easier in a small town with one high school.

I had it all wrong, though.

The truth is, I don't want to be your friend if we break up. Hell, I don't even want you to text me. There's no reason for it.

Be up in arms all you want at the "pettiness" or "drama" of this if that's what you want to do, I don't really care either way. Each relationship I've experienced in my lifetime has a specific place in my past, but that's exactly where they'll stay: my past. Every ex has their own designated chapter in a closed book.

When you end on terms that are even remotely OK, it's easy to stay checked in into each other's lives, whether that's texting or following them on social media. Something reminds you of them and you both text and reminisce about it, you congratulate them on a Facebook post, you watch their Snapchat and Instagram stories.

I don't care if you think we ended on good terms or not, don't check up on me. Don't tell me you hope I'm doing well. Don't try to contact me at all, frankly.

We're not friends. We were a couple, but now we're not. Any form of a relationship between the two of us ceased to exist the moment we ended our relationship. I'm not in high school anymore, I'm not still in that small town. I don't need to be your friend and keep up appearances to ensure the friend group still feels like nothing's really changed or to make everyone feel comfortable when we're both around.

So who are we kidding? There's just no reason for you to interact with me in any capacity. I don't need to be checked up on. I don't need you to text me for any reason, ever. Trust me, I'm doing just fine.

To all of my exes, you've held a significant place in my life, sure.

But your friendship isn't crucial to my happiness anymore.

I learned how to be just fine without you, so it's time for you to do the same.

I don't need the pleasantries, so just forget them. It's fine and all that maybe they matter to you, but they don't to me. I can promise you that I don't want to hear from you. I don't want to know how you've been, I don't want to know what you've been up to.

I've moved on. I don't need you in my life anymore, and frankly, I don't want you in it. I don't need to be your friend. So don't follow me on Twitter, delete me from your Snapchat, and block my number. I've already blocked yours.

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To My Best Friend Dealing With A Broken Heart, We'll Get Through This Together

I can't actually fill that void.

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To my best friend dealing with a broken heart,

It won't last forever.

Your heart, scratch that—you—will heal. You're already strong, but you'll become tougher. You're already smart, but you'll become wiser. You're already sexy, but you'll become even more irresistible.

And I'll be here the entire time. I can't wait to see who you become.

It won't be easy. I'm not going to sugar coat it and say that you'll be smiling and confidently strutting the streets by tomorrow. You have everything you need, but if your heart needs some time, take it. There's no rulebook. Honestly, I don't know how I got out of my rut, but I did and now I'm here. I couldn't eat, I couldn't sleep, I cried on end, but my support group–you–helped me through it one day at a time. Don't stress about what other people think—even me, forget my thoughts! Focus on you. What does your body need? What does your soul need?

I'm sorry. I wish I could take away this pain.

There's nothing that can compare to this feeling and I know I can't actually fill that void—no one can, other than you.

You never think it'll happen to you.

You had the future planned out. You shared your deepest darkest secrets. You both shared, I love you's and genuinely meant it. Of course, there were happy times. It was all real. I won't bash your ex unless you need me to (personally, I cringe anytime someone speaks badly of my ex... at the end of the day, I loved that man) but, just know, you did everything you could.

It wasn't meant to be and, one day, you will find your happily ever after. That love will be greater than anything you can ever imagine.

I'm not going to sit here and let you mope. The memories will never fade, but at this moment, forget about the past and the future, only the now. If you are angry, punch a wall, but steer away from feeling regret. Nothing in life is worth regretting over. It is all lessons-learned and adventures to remember later on.

This will pass and you will laugh about it. When I heard that for the first time, I wanted to scream, I could never laugh at the situation, but here I am now. You lost someone and that's never easy, but you've also gained so much experience.

You are gorgeous and breathtaking, you better start believing it because anyone would be so lucky to have you in their life.

Today, you start loving yourself.

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