LES­SON N ˚ 1 TAKE NOTH­ING FOR GRANTED.

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“When my brother died, it was a huge loss, but it also fu­elled me. There are al­ways two sides to these kinds of ex­pe­ri­ences. I learned at a very young age not to take life for granted.”

LES­SON N ˚ 2 IT’S IM­POR­TANT TO BE STRONG, BUT IT’S OKAY TO BE VUL­NER­A­BLE TOO.

“When my par­ents got di­vorced, I felt then that I al­ways wanted to be able to take care of my­self. But some­times when you have that at­ti­tude, you come off as ‘Hey, I don’t need any­body!’ and that’s not at­trac­tive to men. Men want to feel needed and ap­pre­ci­ated. I’ve had to learn how to al­low my­self to be vul­ner­a­ble.”

LES­SON N 3 LIFE ISN’T A FAIRY TALE.

Craw­ford was 25 when she mar­ried Richard Gere in 1991. They di­vorced in 1995. “The other defin­ing mo­ment in my life was the end of my first mar­riage. It was like a fairy tale. You’d think I would know that the fairy tale wasn’t true be­cause I’d lost my brother and my h

After her par­ents sep­a­rated, Craw­ford re­mem­bers watch­ing her mother some­times have to plead with her fa­ther for money to sup­port the fam­ily. When Craw­ford was eight years old, her two-yearold brother, Jeff, was di­ag­nosed with leukemia. Two years later, he passed away.

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