1) Sometimes you have to tell it like it is. No matter how much you care for the person or how it might affect them
2) Having done that, stand by it, don't wallow in guilt
3) Sometimes, many times, most times, you've got to put yourself first.
4) Sometimes a giggles-filled phone call with a friend can do a lot in lieu of a real life hug.
5) Sometimes you've got to let go. Stop dwelling on shit. really!
6) The one person who is always capable of making you feel better about yourself..is yourself!
7) If you think you're beaten, you are. If you think you can, you can!
Cliched, but true.