We've all been there. Whether you're the enlightened instigator, the receiver who had no idea it was coming or it was mutually beneficial to end the relationship, breakups are common occurrences and not necessarily a bad thing. Other than the obvious 'you're better off...' a breakup can really give you material for a plethora of emotions you don't access on a daily basis. Confusion, rage, hurt, anger, sadness, depression, relief, freedom, loss, happiness, self-awareness, sometimes it's like taking baby steps back into your own sense of self, sometimes its gaining awareness of who you are and how you've grown as a person, a measure of strength, wisdom gained, a realization of losses or gains from being alone. They're tough. But when viewed upon as adding to the library of experiences in which to go back to, if you feel at a loss, think again.