But it's true of any relationship that you thought might end in marriage or, if you're like me and not really into the marriage idea, any kind of long term commitment. There's no formula for how to get over someone.
But if you're heading into the New Year single, rather than giving into societal pressure to settle down, why not focus on making 2019 the best year of your single life?
Do what you want, wear what you want, kiss who you want. It's a great night to be all about you.
The last thing you want to do on a bad date is stick around, sitting there for hours in a sea of awkwardness. But how do you get out of a bad date without hurting someone's feelings?
If you've gotten used to doing everything with a significant other, proving to yourself that you can do things alone — and enjoy them just as much — is a great way to start moving on from the relationship.
It is possible to get through this holiday season without feeling like you're totally inundated with pressure to be in a couple, insensitive questions, or just a lot of reminders of your ex.
For some people, it comes naturally, but even if being single is hard for you at first, there can most definitely come a time when you realize how OK you are with it.
A lot of people really value being in a relationship. But like anything, it's about balance, and while prioritizing a relationship is totally cool, you can put too much importance on it.
No matter how independent you want to be, or are, we can all struggle with being alone sometimes.
We can pinpoint one thing that we want and don't have, then we assume if we get it that will be then life will be good. We'll finally be happy. But life is so much more complicated than that.