Actress Angelica Panganiban shares tips on how to move on from a failed relationship. She gives advice through Bianca Gonzalez’s own series of “Paano Ba To” which Bianca uploads on her YouTube account.
The pretty actress gives her thoughts based on her own experience after her relationship with actor John Lloyd Cruz has ended.
Angelica said the key for a person to move on from a failed relationship is acceptance. But she admitted that she was stubborn and did not listen before to any of the advice given to her by family and friends.
“Matigas ang ulo ko eh. Wala naman akong pinakinggan noon sa mga friends ko, family ko. Hindi talaga ako nakinig. Ikaw talaga ‘yung makakaalam kung kailan talaga na kaya mo na or ano ba talaga ‘yung mga dapat mong gawin. So ang pinakamakalaking nakatulong sa akin ay ‘yung acceptance.”
“Marami tayong mga iisipin para mabaliw tayo. So nag-start ako na hindi ‘yun isipin. Inisip ko na hindi talaga kayo para sa isa’t isa. Kailangan mo ‘yun tanggapin. Huwag mo ipilit sa sarili mo na baka may hope. Nag-start ako doon sa acceptance na wala na, wala na talaga ito.”
She also said that once there is acceptance, forgiveness will follow and anger will certainly disappear. She then stopped blaming herself and from there, she started to feel free.
While moving on is a painful process, Angelica said that it is in embracing and feeling all the pain and the hurt that helped her to be happy again. She reached the point when she suddenly felt tired of being sad and hurt and decided to just laugh it off.
Angelica is now enjoying her life as single and wishes to bring back the lost times when she forgot her friends because she was focused too much on her love life. She also sees this as a chance to value and appreciate herself more. She then emphasized that being single doesn’t mean being lonely. In fact, she now enjoys doing what she likes and is able to travel more.
“Mas gusto kong ma-appreciate ‘yung sarili ko. Mas gusto kong ibalik ‘yung time na nawala sa sarili ko, sa mga friends ko na hindi ko pinapansin noon. Ngayon, mas may freedom kang magpunta kung saan mo gusto na hindi mo iisipin, ‘Naku okay lang kaya?’ Mas peaceful ngayon ang lahat ng mga ginagawa mo,” she concluded.