No, the world isn’t over.

The moment your partner breaks up with you (or vice versa), you can’t help but feel sorry for yourself and mope around. But hey, almost everyone has been there in one way or another. And don’t you know that breaking up with your ex causes a lot of unexpected benefits too? Here are some of the 10 benefits that break ups can give you.

1. You’ll Have The Freedom To Do Anything You Want

After being in a relationship wherein someone has the chance or the right to control you other than yourself, you can now have the freedom to do whatever you want with your life—without someone else interrupting you from time to time or asking for an update of where you are or what you’re doing.