Sarah Hyland speaks out about breakup with Matthew Prokop

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 03: Sarah Hyland (L) and Matt Prokop attend the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in Berkeley Square Gardens on June 3, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actors Sarah Hyland (R) and Matt Prokop attend Patron Tequila at 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Patron)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actors Sarah Hyland (L) and Matt Prokop attend the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for EJAF)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actors Sarah Hyland (L) and Matt Prokop attend the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for EJAF)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Sarah Hyland (R) and Matt Prokop seen at LAX airport on February 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Sarah Hyland (R) and Matt Prokop seen at LAX airport on February 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Sarah Hyland (R) and Matt Prokop seen at LAX airport on February 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Sarah Hyland (R) and Matt Prokop seen at LAX airport on February 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Sarah Hyland (R) and Matt Prokop seen at LAX airport on February 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop attend 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop attend 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: Sarah Hyland is seen walking her dog before leaving her hotel with her boyfriend, Matt Prokop on November 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ignat/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Actors Sarah Hyland (L) and Matt Prokop attend the Xbox One LA Launch Party at Milk Studios on November 21, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Actors Sarah Hyland (L) and Matt Prokop attend the Xbox One LA Launch Party at Milk Studios on November 21, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Matt Prokop and Sarah Hyland arrives at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Matt Prokop and Sarah Hyland arrives at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Matt Prokop and Sarah Hyland arrives at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: (L-R) Actors Matt Prokop, Sarah Hyland and Kit Harington attend HBO's official Emmy after party at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: (L-R) Actors Matt Prokop, Sarah Hyland and Kit Harington attend HBO's official Emmy after party at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actors Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop arrive at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actors Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop arrive at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actors Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop attend the Governors Ball during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: (L-R) Actors Matt Prokop and Sarah Hyland arrive at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: (L-R) Actors Matt Prokop and Sarah Hyland arrive at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actors Matt Prokop (L) and Sarah Hyland arrive at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: (L-R) Actors Matt Prokop and Sarah Hyland arrive at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: (L-R) Actors Matt Prokop and Sarah Hyland arrive at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: (L-R) Actors Matt Prokop and Sarah Hyland arrive at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: (L-R) Actors Matt Prokop and Sarah Hyland arrive at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: (L-R) Actors Matt Prokop and Sarah Hyland arrive at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop are seen shopping on Robertson Blvd. on September 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop are seen shopping on Robertson Blvd. on September 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: Sarah Hyland and her boyfriend, Matt Prokop are seen heading to The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on August 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ignat/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: Sarah Hyland and her boyfriend, Matt Prokop are seen heading to The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on August 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ignat/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24: Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop are seen in SoHo on August 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by David Krieger/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24: Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop are seen in SoHo on August 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by David Krieger/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24: Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop are seen in SoHo on August 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by David Krieger/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 06: Actors Sarah Hyland (L) and Matt Prokop attend the Skip1.org's 'Skip And Donate' gala event held at The Lot on April 6, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
BURBANK, CA - MAY 06: Actors Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop attend The 6th Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic To Benefit The Lopez Foundation at Lakeside Golf Club on May 6, 2013 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for The Lopez Foundation)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 06: (L-R) Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop attend the Skip1.org's 'Skip And Donate' gala event at The Lot on April 6, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/FilmMagic)
BURBANK, CA - MAY 06: Actors Matt Prokop, Sarah Hyland and Don Cheadle attend The 6th Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic To Benefit The Lopez Foundation at Lakeside Golf Club on May 6, 2013 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for The Lopez Foundation)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 06: (L-R) Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop attend the Skip1.org's 'Skip And Donate' gala event at The Lot on April 6, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/FilmMagic)
Jan. 6, 2013 - Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Sarah Hyland, Matt Prokop attend Premiere Screening Of Tribeca Film's ''Struck By Lightning'' 6th January 2013,The Chinese 6 Theatres,Hollywood.CA.USA.(Credit Image: © TLeopold/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Sept. 21, 2010 - Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Sarah Hyland, Matt Prokop Attending The Five Year Celebration Of Helping People Share And Connect Held At The Level 3 In Hollywood, California on September 21, 2010. 2010.K65967LONG(Credit Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMApress.com)
Oct. 12, 2011 - Hollywood, California, U.S. - THQÕs Saints Row: The Third exclusive premiere at SupperClub, Hollywood, CA 10/12/11 2011..SARAH HYLAND and MATT PROKOP(Credit Image: © Scott Kirkland/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Feb. 23, 2011 - Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Sarah Hyland, Matt Prokop Attending The World Premiere Of ''Hall Pass'' Held At The Cinerama Dome In Hollywood, California On 2/23/11. 2011.K67677LONG(Credit Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Sept. 21, 2010 - Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Sarah Hyland, Matt Prokop Attending The Five Year Celebration Of Helping People Share And Connect Held At The Level 3 In Hollywood, California on September 21, 2010. 2010.K65967LONG(Credit Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMApress.com)
Sept. 21, 2010 - Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Sarah Hyland, Matt Prokop Attending The Five Year Celebration Of Helping People Share And Connect Held At The Level 3 In Hollywood, California on September 21, 2010. 2010.K65967LONG(Credit Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMApress.com)
Sept. 21, 2010 - Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Sarah Hyland, Matt Prokop Attending The Five Year Celebration Of Helping People Share And Connect Held At The Level 3 In Hollywood, California on September 21, 2010. 2010.K65967LONG(Credit Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMApress.com)
June 24, 2010 - Hollywood, California, U.S. - Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop during the Los Angeles Film Festival premiere of the new movie from Summit Entertainment, The TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, held at the Nokia Theater at L.A. Live, on June 24, 2010, in Los Angeles, California. K65566MGE.(Credit Im
June 24, 2010 - Hollywood, California, U.S. - Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop during the Los Angeles Film Festival premiere of the new movie from Summit Entertainment, The TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, held at the Nokia Theater at L.A. Live, on June 24, 2010, in Los Angeles, California. K65566MGE.(Credit Im
June 24, 2010 - Hollywood, California, U.S. - Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop during the Los Angeles Film Festival premiere of the new movie from Summit Entertainment, The TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, held at the Nokia Theater at L.A. Live, on June 24, 2010, in Los Angeles, California. K65566MGE.(Credit Im
Los Angeles, California, USA. 6th April, 2013. Matt Prokop, Sarah Hyland arrive at "Skip and Donate" for Skip1.org's Gala Event on 6 April 2013 at The Lot,Hollywood.CA.USA (Credit Image: © TLeopold/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com/Alamy Live News)
Los Angeles, California, USA. 6th April, 2013. Matt Prokop, Sarah Hyland arrive at "Skip and Donate" for Skip1.org's Gala Event on 6 April 2013 at The Lot,Hollywood.CA.USA (Credit Image: © TLeopold/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com/Alamy Live News)
May 25, 2011 - Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Matt Prokop, Sarah Hyland Attending The 2011 American Idol Finale Arrivals Held At The Nokia Theater In Los Angeles, California On 5/25/11. 2011.(Credit Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Mar 31, 2010 - Los Angeles, California, USA - Actor MATT PROKOP, Actress SARAH HYLAND at the 'Clash Of The Titans' Los Angeles Premiere held at Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood. (Credit Image: © Paul Fenton/ZUMA Press)
May 25, 2011 - Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Matt Prokop, Sarah Hyland Attending The 2011 American Idol Finale Arrivals Held At The Nokia Theater In Los Angeles, California On 5/25/11. 2011.(Credit Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Oct 01, 2010 - Los Angeles, California, USA - Actor MATT PROKOP, Actress SARAH HYLAND at the 8th Annual Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party held at Paramount Studios, Hollywood. (Credit Image: © Jeff Frank/ZUMApress.com)
THE VIEW - (10.19.11) Sarah Hyland ('Modern Family') and real-life boyfriend, Matt Prokop ('Geek Charming') appeared today on 'The View.' 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 noon, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images)SARAH HYLAND, MATT PROKOP
THE VIEW - (10.19.11) Sarah Hyland ('Modern Family') and real-life boyfriend, Matt Prokop ('Geek Charming') appeared today on 'The View.' 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 noon, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images)SARAH HYLAND, MATT PROKOP, SHERRI SHEPHERD, ELISABETH HASSELBECK
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: Matt Prokop and Sarah Hyland promote Disney's 'Geek Chaming' as they visit Planet Hollywood Times Square on October 19, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop promote Disney's 'Geek Chaming' as they visit Planet Hollywood Times Square on October 19, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 12: Actors Matt Prokop (L) and Sarah Hyland (R) arrive at THQ's 'Saints Row: The Third' sneak peek premiere event and concert at SupperClub Los Angeles on October 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 12: Actors Sarah Hyland (L) and Matt Prokop (R) arrive at THQ's 'Saints Row: The Third' sneak peek premiere event and concert at SupperClub Los Angeles on October 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 12: Actors Sarah Hyland (L) and Matt Prokop (R) arrive at THQ's 'Saints Row: The Third' sneak peek premiere event and concert at SupperClub Los Angeles on October 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 12: Actress Sarah Hyland (L) and Matt Prokop attend Puma presents Riddim + Run benefiting Souls 4 Souls held at Siren Studios on October 12, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Getty Images for Puma)
Actress Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop attend the Access Hollywood 'Stuff You Must...' Lounge produced by On 3 Productions at the Sofitel Hotel on January 15, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
BUENA PARK, CA - OCTOBER 13: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Actor BooBoo Stewart (made up as a monster), actress Sarah Hyland, and actor Matt Prokop attend Knott's Scary Farm Halloween Haunt at Knott's Berry Farm on October 13, 2010 in Buena Park, California. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Actor Matt Prokop and actress Sarah Hyland attend Knott's Scary Farm Halloween Haunt at Knott's Berry Farm on October 13, 2010 in Buena Park, California.
HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 21: Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop play Twister at the five year anniversay of Meebo at Level 3 club in Hollywood & Highland Center on September 21, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Brian To/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 20: Matt Prokop and Sarah Hyland pose backstage at PacSun's Summer Solstice Beach Ballyhoo on June 20, 2010 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 20: Matt Prokop and Sarah Hyland pose backstage at PacSun's Summer Solstice Beach Ballyhoo on June 20, 2010 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 20: Matt Prokop and Sarah Hyland pose backstage at PacSun's Summer Solstice Beach Ballyhoo on June 20, 2010 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/WireImage)
Sarah Hyland (L) and Matt Prokop arrive at 'World Of Color' night time water spectacular held at Disneyland's California Adventure on June 10, 2010 in Anaheim, California.
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Actress Sarah Hyland and actor Matt Prokop play 'DJ Hero' during the 21st birthday bash of actor Brandon Mychal Smith presented by Vivitar and DJ Hero on June 5, 2010 onboard the Endless Dreams Yacht in Los Angeles, California.
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 31: Matt Prokop and Sarah Hyland arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Clash Of The Titans' held at the Grauman's Chinese Theater on March 31, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 31: Actor Matt Prokop and Actress Sarah Hyland arrive to the premiere 'Clash Of The Titans' held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on March 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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Modern Family star Sarah Hyland, who was recently in the news when she got a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend Matthew Prokop, went on The Meredith Vieira Show and opened up a bit about her trying experience.

The 23-year-old actress and her dog Barkley Bixby, sat down with Meredith Vieira, who asked her about "moving beyond an abusive relationship."

Vieira shared that when she was 23, she went through "something similar," and asked Hyland how she dealt with the adversity she's faced in her life.

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According to Hyland, she turns to the works of literary legends to find the strength to keep going through difficult times.

"There are two quotes that I want to say. One is a Dylan Thomas poem, 'Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light,' which is one of my favorite poems," Hyland shared. "It just strikes a chord in me. And also Robert Frost's 'The only way out is through.'"

On September 19, 2014, Hyland obtained a restraining order against "High School Musical 3" actor Matthew Prokop, 24, after he allegedly choked her, threatened to harm her dog and threatened to burn her house down, according to court documents.

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Hyland and Prokop first met in 2008 at an audition for "High School Musical 3" and later co-starred in the Disney TV movie Geek Charming. They had been dating for five years before they split up in August.

Despite her past circumstances, Hyland steadfastly remains optimistic.

"People have to go through things in order to become the person that they are today," Hyland said. "And that's that."

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