A CHANCE FOR RESILIENCE

My sister is more than my sister; she is my best friend, motivator, role model and biggest cheerleader. When she is happy, I am happy. When she is frustrated, I feel the frustration and when she is sad, I am devastated.

It is unfortunate, but as humans we (most of us at least) experience heartbreak at least once in our lifetime, if not more. It is a given; it is part of the path we take to find our one, true love.  I feel inspired to write this post because my sister recently has been dealing with heartbreak and it has been one of the hardest things to see. Her pain is deep, and honestly it makes me want to go give the guy who broke her heart a piece of my mind. I don't though — for my sister I won't do it, but man do I want to.

Having never experienced heartbreak before, I can only do so much. I am there for her when she needs to talk — she doesn't want advice, just ears to listen to her. The confusion and sadness on her face makes me ache. The only thing I ever want to see is my sister happy, and smiling; at the moment that is just not the case.

And that's fine, she tells me. Time will heal.

So what is the purpose of this post? To tell you all that heartbreak is normal; it is human nature; it is written in our path. But, don't be alarmed — you will come out stronger, brighter and more determined than ever before. Experiencing heartbreak gives you insight for what you want in a relationship, and what you don't. What you need in a relationship, and what you don't.

During your heartbreak you will feel depressed, unwanted, you may even lose yourself — but after some time you will begin to notice a change. That name that once hurt so bad to hear won't bother you; it will no longer be a pain in your heart, just a chapter to your book. You will change yourself, better yourself and love yourself even more for the struggle you were able to pull yourself out of. 

So when you experience heartbreak, remember it is normal to feel all of these things; it is. But don't forget that at some point you will surpass the pain, you will no longer ache and you will be able to pursue something bigger; something better. 

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