Not too long ago, I bumped into an old friend, S at a supermarket. It was shocking to hear that she had just got divorced. Before this, she was all lovey-dovey with her ex-husband. Even though she and her ex-husband had known each other for 4 years before they were married, they realized that they were not made for each other only after 5 years of marriage. S said she regrets that she got married rather hastily because back then she was so afraid she wouldn't find another man if she didn't marry her ex. Nevertheless, S seemed so positive with her future, she already moved on. She also advised me to be strong, to be careful in making choices, and most importantly, to be grateful with what I have.
My cousin El broke off her engagement. I am amazed by El because she doesn't struck me as rebellious and brave. Her former fiance wasn't mature enough to get married. She told me that she'd rather bear the embarrassment of broken engagement than a broken marriage. El is optimistic too, she knows that Allah has better plans for her.
Life is about trusting our feelings & taking chances, losing & finding happiness, appreciating the memories & learning from the past.