Re: Basel Love Stories - Inspire the Newly Single
Why call it a second chance? A new relationship is a new chance, not a second one or a third one. It is never easy being alone again, especially after a long relationship, but the way I look at it, if you or the other person were so unhappy that a break-up seemed to be the best option, isn't it better that way? No one benefits from long-term unhappiness. I know I didn't and although leaving the comfort and safety of a long-term relationship was probably the hardest thing I have done in a long time, I am no longer sorry that I did. There is no easy way to get past the pain of losing someone - I found that crying, screaming and drinking copious amounts of gin worked miracles, but also throwing away old photographs, cleaning out the closet and rearranging the furniture helped. So does moving to a new flat where the other person has never been before and will never step in to, ever. I am 43 and you know what, it doesn't frighten me in the slightest to be on my own. Better this than being miserable.
A valuable but incomplete strand of thought...