#12 It’s all about you.
No, you don’t need to become self-involved and obsessed with your reflection, but learn to practice self-care. Now, self-care isn’t about being selfish. It’s about taking care of yourself in a positive way. Read a book, take up a hobby, write. Do things that bring you happiness. Yes, you’re trying to figure out how to get over a guy who used you, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pursue happiness now.
#13 Go into the next relationship mindful.
You’re going to be in a relationship down the road… it’s only a matter of time. But the next relationship should be slow and easy. Use what you learned and apply it to a new relationship. Be mindful when entering into a relationship. How are you feeling? How does he make you feel? Do you see any red flags?
#14 Form healthy boundaries for the future.
That being said, you need boundaries. Yes, you can help someone out, but when it’s constant, or they interfere with your happiness, create limits. You made the mistake in not creating boundaries.
The only way to form boundaries is when they’re being crossed. If you want to get over him and move on, setting your boundaries will help you prepare for future relationships.