The silver lining
I broke up with my boyfriend and then had immediate, torturous regret, to a point that I tried to salvage the relationship. He was so hurt he was already gone, and he then lashed out at me, which made things really painful and showed me his "true colors." I have these words of wisdom to share from the experience: Trust your own gut! It's natural to idealize people once they're out of our lives, and miss the things you shared, but don't lose track of yourself in the process of letting go. Isn't it for the best? Be proud that you were able to love, and know that a little bit of love will always stay with you for him, but if he doesn't love you, or work for the relationship on mutual terms, then he’s simply not the one.
Take care of yourself. Love will come again; you'll know how to recognize it, and if you trust your gut and take time to heal, you'll know what you want.