2. YOU FIGURE OUT EXACTLY WHAT YOU’RE WORTH.
It’s easy to lose sight of who you are and what you deserve when you’re in a terrible relationship with someone who either doesn’t recognize or actively undermines your value. Once you make it through and come out the other side, however, you realize that you’re worth so much more than you ever demanded of others and you vow never to accept utter crap again.
3. RECOGNIZING THE RED FLAGS IS EASIER AFTER YOU EXPERIENCE THEM FIRSTHAND.
Little lies and half-truths, exaggerations, secretive behavior – the warning signs are so much easier to spot after a terrible relationship. That’s the upside of going through hell: you learn to see the fire before the flames actually break out and you can GTFO before it gets really bad.