Even more cliché, right? But this is where I'm at. Yes, I still get sad, especially if I'm very tired or haven't eaten or I'm on my period. But overall, I feel optimistic. I'm glad this person dumped me, because they set me free. I adopted a dog who makes me so happy every day. I have already gone to fun events I never would have in that relationship, and I want to do more. I feel good on my own. I think about what new and exciting things I can do with my free time. For the first time in my adult life, my main goal isn't dating. If I had continued on the same path with that person, it would have just gotten drastically worse. Maybe you'll find a new hobby or discover a talent you never realized you had. Maybe you'll do things you've never done before, or travel the world. Whatever it is, you've been given the gift of freedom. You will come to know this feeling. It may not be now, or in a month, but it will come.