The power to bring me out of solitude - or to push me back into it - had never belonged to another person. It was mine and only mine.
Every instance of heartbreak can teach us powerful lessons about creating the kind of love we really want.
The really potent part of love is that it allows you to carry around beliefs about yourself that make you feel special, desirable, precious, innately good. Your lover couldn't have seen [these qualities] in you, even temporarily, if they weren't part of your essential being.
Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.