Love is one thing that teaches us a lot about life, but the best teacher is heartbreak. You don't truly know what you have until you lose it and therefore can’t understand love until you’ve lost it.But, there is a lot we can learn from falling in and out of love. Here are five things love teaches us that nothing truly can.
1. Physical pain is not always the worst
While there is no doubt that physical pain can be unbearable, but so is emotional hurt. More often than not, emotional pain is often more dangerous than physical pain because unlike physical pain, we aren’t always entirely aware of it. For most kind of physical pain, there is a simple remedy, but the same does not apply for the emotional hurt.
2. You don't always get what you want
Love is one of the most strongest feelings anyone can experience. When we love someone, we want him or her more than anything else in your life. You want to spend as much time as you can and you want them to be a part of you. But when this love goes wrong, you are faced with a list of wants that are, for whatever reason, unattainable. You either want to keep loving him or her, but you cannot, since you feel tired. No matter how hard you want things to work, things sometimes simply won’t work.
3. Most people put themselves first
Being with someone and spending your life with someone is absolutely wonderful but only as long as both of them agree to it. If either one of you disgarees that he or she is losing out on something by dating someone, that person will give up on the relationship and move on.
4. Love, isn't always love
Most people confuse infatuation with love. It is very easy to become overwhelmed with emotions and get fooled into believing that they define their love for a person. It is possible that you may have never really loved that person or vice versa, but love has a lot of different faces and more often than not, they are misunderstood.
5. Life has a way of surprising you
No matter what, life always has a way of surprising us. When we fall in love, we hope that it is goibg to be forever. We tell ourselves this so many times that we end up believing in it. Unfortunately, it usually isn’t. Most people don’t end up with the first person they fall for and not simply because they were too young to settle down, but because their first love usually isn’t the right love. Heartbreak is just one of the many things that life brings our way.