To All The Boys: Thank You, Next And Here's To The Girls!
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To All The Boys: Thank You, Next And Here's To The Girls!

Ariana knows she has taught herself more love and more patience than any man has.


Ariana Grande's new breakup anthem of the year, "thank u, next", is one for the girls and for the books. Throughout the song she thanks all of her exes, Big Sean, Ricky, the late Mac Miller, and her ex-fiancé Pete Davidson with the chorus line of:

"Thank you, next. I'm so f*******g grateful for my ex".

This song really makes a girl think. What have your exes brought into your life? How can you take away the best part of one relationship and bring it into the next one? Or take what you've learned about yourself from a relationship and use it to better yourself?

Does every girl have one great love? Or lots of little ones until one passes the test of time?

The looming relationship questions that come after heartbreak may never end, but here's something you can end:

Stop spending your days sulking over failed relationships, or constantly looking for a new one. This time in your life is for you! To build friendships, to discover yourself, to figure out what mistakes can make you stronger. Every girl's favorite, Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and the City once said,

"Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate. Without them, what would shape our lives?"

Let's take our mistakes and turn them into strength, love, and perseverance. At the end of the hit song, Grande realizes that she has one relationship to last and "her name is Ari."

Ariana knows that she has taught herself more love and more patience than any man has. The only person who will be with you through it all is yourself. The more love you put out into the world, the more love will find its way back to you.

So to all the boys, we've ever loved before: Thank you, next.

And once we're ready... We will have another great love to come as our next adventure.

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