"I need some time alone to write and think which is what I have been doing. I love you and be strong. Do not allow his emotions to make you subservient. He was wrong and he needs to apologize to your mother and you. Now get some rest.
No matter where you are in life, celebrate it. It's either a product of your growth or a place that will help you grow. Every season serves a purpose; learn to appreciate wherever you are on your journey. - The truth is, we are all works in progress.
Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with.