10 Things I Wish I Knew Ten Years Ago, Especially #8.

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Marc and Angel Chernoff are two passionate writers who share inspirational advice and life tips on their blog.

Here Marc perfectly summarizes what he wants to share:

> I’ve learned these concepts gradually over the last decade. Together they have helped me live a life of purpose. Had I understood these things 10 years ago, I could have avoided quite a bit of confusion and grief. So today I figured I’d share a few more things I wish I had known sooner. My hope is that they help you hurdle over some of the barriers I stumbled into on the road of life. **#1. Loving someone should not mean losing YOU.** – True love empowers you, it doesn’t erase you. True love allows human beings to build amazing things, by working together through passion, kindness, and good will. So be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to share your love and stand together when the time comes. Read *The Mastery of Love*.