Ilyssa Bernstein is the woman behind Lipstick Confessions, a crowd sourced Instagram project where she turns your hilarious and frustrating dating stories into poetry.
She is based in New York City, but receives stories from women all over the world.
We were growing up and growing apart, and I wasn’t willing to accept it. The advice I would give myself: This is the end of “us”, but this is not the end of “me”. The love and friendship he and I shared was real and it was honest.
I would make my younger self promise to always remember how he treated me, loved me, and spoke to me – and never to accept anything less.
New prospects too quickly are often just bandages, and bandages may mask your pain for a bit, but only time can truly heal you." What has heartbreak taught you about yourself?