The biggest mistake I made is the one that most of us make while doing this. I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs.
The person you loved took a good long look at the awesomeness that is you, evaluated your relationship together, and said, “No, thanks. I’ll try my luck elsewhere.” That alone should make you realize that it wasn’t a match made in heaven.
Greg Behrendt, It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken