Psychologists find that adversity breeds resilience, and as philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche famously said, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” So if you find yourself in a bad relationship, have courage; you may come out stronger because of it.
Once you emerge from that difficult relationship, you will have weathered a life storm. You are stronger than you were when you began.
It was not wasted time
Every challenge we encounter is an opportunity to learn. You may be hurt but you’re alive, and every moment alive is a chance to change your path and create a new destiny for yourself.
You are resilient
Since you’ve experienced a bad situation, you have already developed many of the mechanisms you need to bounce back. The next time a challenge comes along, it’s not going to seem so dire because you will have already proven you are tough.
We don’t get fooled again
Sooner or later, children will put their hand in a fire, they’ll get burned and will avoid putting their hand in fire again. The instincts that make you hesitate before jumping back into a relationship are the same instincts that protect you from falling back into a similar trap.
You find out who your friends are
If you’re lucky, you will find that there was one person who was always there—whether you were happy or sad. Many will disappear, and that is normal. But knowing who never turned away is an incredible source of comfort and confidence. Friends matter – and the best friends are there through thick and thin.