Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Had A Relationship Change Me

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 188 People

    I Came For The Group Logo But Stayed For The Truth Of It...

    Every single relationship that meant anything at all to me has left its indelible marks on my soul. If a butterfly can flap it's wings in the rainforests of Brazil and cause a hurricane in Tokyo how can anyone think that letting someone in your heart, soul, life and bed not...
    MynameisTed MynameisTed 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 6, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Relationships

    Relationships,They change us,Hopefully for better,One thing's for sure,They're an experience!
    mrraincoat mrraincoat 46-50 Oct 9, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Hawaii...

    Blah! This is a pervasive element in my life, but it's changed me, I'm quite a bit more aware of who I am and am not because of my best relationship.
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 6, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Every Relationship Has A Lesson

    Every relationship I have been in that has ended has forced me to take a long genuine look at myself and see what lesson needs to be learned. What responsibility did I have in the failure of the relationship? Even an abusive relationship can change us for the better if we...
    LoveisNotEnuf LoveisNotEnuf 31-35, F Oct 16, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Kamilan

    Myself I use to be one to follow the leader in relationships always trying to please.That was the nature of who I was .I loved a man so much at one time I idolized him and thought he would never let me down. That's when I found outin life that when you love someone sometimes they...
    Haunted5 Haunted5 56-60, F 1 Response May 16, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My first love messed me up way more

    than the 13 horrible years with my ex husband ever could. That was only a year and a half but still more damaging than my marriage. Now I want nothing to do with love really. A guy would have to be ******* amazing to change that
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F Nov 18, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Still Love Her

    I have always been bi-sexual and loved both men and women in both a romantic and sexual way but when i met sara-jayne my world changed, she was everything i'm not, slim, sexy, eyes to die for and beautiful hair. her character just spoke for itself she really is loved by everyone...
    doctorpaula doctorpaula 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I post here because I am now finding I have new perspective on 'failed relationships'. What is a failed relationship? One that ends before we die? Really? Days months or years...
    DeepXP DeepXP 46-50, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    In my journey I have realized that relationships fail mainly and mostly because of suspicion, self-conceit, controlling and manipulative behavior, indifference and irresponsibility...
    rockingentleman rockingentleman 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have had several. So I know this is true. I'm not the same. I'm and for the most part hard, cold,distant and I don't. open up very often.
    space4rent space4rent 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    this is a concept that my parents just can't seem to grasp and understand. well, they've been married 56+ years so how could they? so now every time I call home they're asking, are...
    2batinman 2batinman 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My first boyfriend. met him at 19 dated for 4yrs. loved him to bits and would've done anything and everything for him. found out 4yrs was all build on huge lie. He was seeing his...
    magz24 magz24 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't know if yall can relate... But here it goes Before my guy deployed I had a lot going on, I lost my grandmother, my little sister was leaving for boot camp, my other sister...
    Bambieye Bambieye 22-25, F Apr 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    You see those commercials about what abortion really feels like, and think oh ha no biggy, that'll never happen to me, that can't possibly be how it feels. It looks completely...
    QxeenBreezy QxeenBreezy 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was asked once what would I change in my life if I had such chance ? I thought hard about it and the only things that I found was avoiding hurting people and thanking to those...
    laughingsoul laughingsoul 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It has been 5 months since my ex and I broke up. He has a new girlfriend now. I had a much harder time than him moving on. I went through a really ugly period of depression, but...
    LorettaAnn LorettaAnn 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm in long distance relationship. We are 10,000 miles away. We have been talking for 1.5 yrs. We call ourselves boyfriend and girlfriend but we never met. He planned to visit me...
    Thissmomo Thissmomo 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Skeptical is putting it mildly. I'm not sure that I trust them at all anymore... Not just the dating aspect either but even the platonic ones. Every relationship I've ever had has...
    NihilSineNefas NihilSineNefas 22-25, M Apr 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hi People, I really need some help. I really appreciate your time helping me. Thank you. I'm in a relationship of 6 years. Started as friends and then became lovers. I love her. I...
    marcdavid20 marcdavid20 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have wrote on here that I'm in a huge age gap relationship my boyfriend is 39 years older I'm 31 he is 70. I'm currently on the pill and over last week or so he would like me to...
    su4old su4old 31-35, F 8 Responses 7 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    While my boyfriend cheated on me i hapened to meet this man at my workplace.i have always had this confident energy about myself and without even thinking went over to him and...
    nayaah02 nayaah02 22-25, F 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just thought that I would share my LDR story, to maybe inspire those on here in a LDR to keep pushing on, my name is Ashley, and I am 23 years old, and I live in Kentucky, and my...
    AshAshyAshley AshAshyAshley 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just thought that I would share my LDR story, to maybe inspire those on here in a LDR to keep pushing on, my name is Ashley, I am 23 years old, and I live in Kentucky, and my...
    AshAshyAshley AshAshyAshley 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've realised something from reading over my other experiences, it seems you can be so miserable in a relationship but something always keeps you hanging on. It's all a lie. It's...
    Jin959 Jin959 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Key word in my search for a group was CHANGE. There were so many choices and all sounded just as good as the other but then right in the middle was this one, which just seems dead...
    starzbound2fall starzbound2fall 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Relationships require a lot of your time, energy and commitment, with that being said its okay in the beginning of a relationship to let your standards and values be made known. If...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have been contemplating on having an affair for a while, with no one in particular just wanting to have some lively fun again so when an opportunity popped up i decided to hop on...
    fufie fufie 31-35, F Apr 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So more then 6 years ago I was pressured into a relationship with this guy. The more and more I got to know him, the worse things got with him. He would verbally and mentally abuse...
    tmiatech tmiatech 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have been dating my boyfriend for 7 months already. We have an 11 year difference with me being 19 and him 30. He's everything I ever wanted and the person who keeps me going...
    HelloLovelyPerson HelloLovelyPerson 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm tired once again. I'm finding I am better off by myself. I hate this merry go round relationships send you in. I can guarantee one thing now days, relationships will end. There...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 31-35, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I no I am not the only one who feels this way, I just wish I could meet someone who desires, admires, worships, loves me as much as I do them. I haven't felt like that in about 14...
    wanthimtoNEEDme wanthimtoNEEDme 41-45, F Mar 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hey I need advice I am from Usa My Bf is from India we been online dating 3 years now we are too far in love deeply in love I am 17 and I was planing to go to him but today we had...
    americangal americangal 16-17, F 6 Responses Apr 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've been out for a month and a half. I got through feeling confused and heartbroken after the first break up with him. I was naive enough to think the second time would be any...
    merrywings merrywings 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    As I have mentioned in my previous stories I am a lesbian. I am now 20 years old and my I have been with my girlfriend for almost 2 years now. She's been the girl I write about on...
    Hco10ah Hco10ah 16-17, F 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Now that I have gone through some things and had made son brash decisions, I have decided to become ready to pursue a real relationship where I am the light and sole person of his...
    Babygirl872901 Babygirl872901 26-30, F Mar 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This might be my last job to live my life, I've worked for 5 different jobs in 5years, after graduating college. Now I am 27, I've dated 4 different wonderful man in a serious...
    27girl 27girl 26-30, F Mar 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I had been single for almost a year when I met someone. In the beginning. He was so charming. The conversations we had were so deeply intimate. He seemed to understand me. It was...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 8 Responses Apr 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Been with same partner for 12 years, I think some changes need to be made in our relationship. I have a wondering eye, have nearly had some extra marital activity. Still thinking...
    OriginalPirateMaterial OriginalPirateMaterial 31-35, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    They say you don't know what you've got till its gone. True, but in a slightly diferent way. took me maybe a month or two to realise her leaving was the best thing to ever happen...
    theonlyonelikeme theonlyonelikeme 36-40, M 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I personally believe that a breakout can come from any relationship, not just a romantic relationship. The breakup that changed my life was when my dad started to lie to and...
    Ellytheoutcast Ellytheoutcast 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have recently taken a break from my boyfriend. The fight we had days ago, still makes me feel numb; we haven't talked since. And here I am, looking at my phone, wondering if we...
    Realitymeetsbliss Realitymeetsbliss 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My first experience with this awful disease was about 4 years ago. I had a terrible pain that got increasingly worse over the course of a week. I initially went to the doctor and...
    Imnothomeyet Imnothomeyet 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3