Breakups are tough, especially when we don’t see them coming. When we look at the days, weeks, even months following our break-up, the last thing on the minds of most of us is how we can grow or the lessons we can learn from it –we just want to cry, sleep and eat ice cream. But a break-up isn’t always a bad thing and we can learn some pretty amazing things about life from our exes. After you’ve had some time to clear your mind, you can reflect on the some of the things you learned from your time together. Here are six valuable lessons we can all learn about life from our exes.