Walking away, with your head held high is dignity. Walking away with head held high and a gleam in your eye is called self-esteem. Walking away with your head held high and a gleam in your eye and pride in your stride is called cockiness. Walking away .
"You don't find your worth in a man. You find your worth within yourself… and then find a man who's worthy of you. Remember that." So please don't try to seek out your worth in approval from a man & own his personal opinion, because he's only human.
The time just before we fully recover is the trickiest time for us, because it's the time when we still feel the emotional pull, and it's the time when we need gentle but firm parenting from ourselves to bring us back to the reality of the situation.