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I Had A Relationship Change Me

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    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 26-30, F Oct 16, 2013

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    Relationships

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

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    I had one that changed my life forever.

    ..it was a bad thing that became a good thing. it was rocky, chaotic, full of misunderstandings...... It was the most impacting of all relationships I have ever had, {and continue to have} one that reaches the very soul of me, and at the time I did not realize it till I was...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F Jul 16

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    It helped me mature .

    It helped me appreciate being single.
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F Mar 23

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    Related Experiences

    Failed relationships totally change a person. I was once a loving, kind hearted person and now im cold hearted and it takes a while to get me trust you. I guess i learned it from...
    verox3 verox3 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Why is now in days that we (people in general), always have to find a way to prove our undying love for one another? What happen to " I LOVE YOU", or "YOU MEAN SO MUCH TO ME? I...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I am sure failed relationships do change people. Adds things like trust issues, insecurity, anxiety, and even depression. I have tried to connect with him for years and he keeps...
    Lanie42 Lanie42 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 11

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    Lyrics that you hope never apply to you, but alas! In dreams I meet you in warm conversation We both wake in lonely beds in different cities And time is taking its sweet time...
    SEDONA83 SEDONA83 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I was once in a relationship that ended in me being a therapist
    thatonerandomguy thatonerandomguy 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    For the better and the worse. Essentially, failed relationships show you the error of your ways if you are wise enough.
    Li1981 Li1981 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I gave my all in my previous relationships. I was cheated on an taken advantage of. Now, I am guarded. I believe that we should be a team. But, still have the trust and give...
    lulusgurl32 lulusgurl32 51-55, F Jul 12

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    Mine sure did. I don't believe in happy endings anymore.
    bittersweetsourandsalty bittersweetsourandsalty 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    Gonna see my two young children Monday after almost 6 months,only problem is my ex wife insists she sticks around during the visit,I have learned forgiveness is very liberating...
    TommyTunes71 TommyTunes71 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Yes, they do. They eliminate garbage, they set the standards for what it is you need
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F Jul 6

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    Recriminations and emotional scars... I told you so's echo in your mind. Like an oyster you add another layer....
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Its a timeline for all of us, time doesn't heal - it justs allows us to develop better coping mechanisms. Its been nearly a year and a half for me, still think about her every day...
    TDH1980 TDH1980 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    Let my start off by saying that I'm a Christian and I am gay. I live with both my parents and my younger brother and I have a dog. I've been dating a guy for the past 2 months. We...
    jowaymedina jowaymedina 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 3

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    5 months ago I started talking to this guy I knew from Facebook, we talked about the most stupid things but I was also there if he needed me and he was there for me too. We got...
    123anotherme 123anotherme 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Im having a very hard time these days and I am desperate for some advice or help or whatever. I'm a 17 yr old girl &this was my first relationship, we were long distance which...
    Lucycarter Lucycarter 22-25, F Jul 17

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    I'm not the type of girl to complain about being "forever alone". However, lately that's what I'm genuinely concerned about. I am in a group of very tight-knit friends who have all...
    LostInTheSolarSystem LostInTheSolarSystem 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 4

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    I was 15 she was 35 my speech teacher. She was very will pretty and always rubbed against me in class. I was a naive kid who did not know what was happening. She told me in class...
    edstarr edstarr 56-60, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Ive had a change of perspective, or should I say an addition of a new one... Nevertheless, at any given time I have always hated the person who I used to be. it could be the me...
    prosaicmosaic prosaicmosaic 18-21 1 Response Jul 23

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    In October I had an abortion. I've gone through the stages of grief, though it was painful I understood it and so did others. But then there were the emotions and thoughts that I...
    DizzieDazie DizzieDazie 18-21, F Jul 5

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    How can I get my lesbian ex back? We were best friends for about a year before we decided to date. We fell hard and fast for each other. We dated for about four years and have...
    helpplease12 helpplease12 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am usually confused by the unthoughtfulness of some people. I had this friend, and it really hurts to say 'had', and we got along really well, we both liked each other and he...
    rosieposie7 rosieposie7 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    Yeah. She was very pretty. Liked to keep it kinda tomboyish though. Always jeans and sweatshirts. We got together one day through a mutual friend. We met at a barbecue. We're...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 13 hrs ago

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    I thought I was pregnant for about three weeks....and part of me still thinks it. While I was having the care I really was terrified and paranoid. I had to do a lot of hard...
    babybop12 babybop12 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I've never been in an official relationship. I tend to push people away if they're interested, because I don't trust them - and normally they prove that I can't trust them because...
    SummerSoldier SummerSoldier 22-25 20 hrs ago

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    I had pain in my tailbone area almost a year ago. But i ignored it. It raised , i ignored. I was so lazy to see a doctor. and i rushed to him when the area got swollen up. Doctor...
    alin221 alin221 22-25, M 17 hrs ago

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    My First Relationship (Part2 - First Time My Boobs Sucked) In Dec. 2008. After about two months from My First Kiss. I visited my colleague To complete our common project of school...
    Cute93Girl Cute93Girl 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    I finally got a call back from one of the places I put my name in at for an interview. I had the interview today....I am really hoping I get this job, I think the interview went...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I had a medical abortion done yesterday at 9 weeks. I already have two beautiful children but their father and I broke up. After the break up I found out I was 5 weeks pregnant. At...
    lostsoul88 lostsoul88 26-30, F 8 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I've found a great song for the ending of an affair. I can't believe I hadn't heard it before. Leaving New York by REM. I think it is about being in a relationship and coming to...
    lilsecret1 lilsecret1 36-40, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    If you have a relationship that is entirely based off sex then it is one useless relationship! Intimacy and sex are two entirely different things. Intimacy is very important...
    Keespanker Keespanker 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    I'm one of those people that never usually goes on these forums to pour my heart out as I usually internalise things and try to deal with it myself - this seems to be one of the...
    Liya2004 Liya2004 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    So I finally move and by this time I move & I figure I had a grasp on relationships/love so I told my self I wasn't going to get into relationships till the time was right, I had...
    Jitsallgood Jitsallgood 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    Background: I am married, we just celebrated our two-year wedding anniversary last week (have been together for almost 7 years though, and living together almost all of that time...
    peachy127 peachy127 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    7.2.11 I met my ex boyfriend, "S". I thought he was so cute & funny & sweet. He lived in FL, I lived in NJ. I was only 13, & he was 14. We met online, & eventually gave each other...
    njgirll njgirll 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Falling in love with your best friend probably is one of the most wonderful (kilig) or inspiring things that can happen your love life.:) I've experienced it, I realized that I...
    BakerQueen14 BakerQueen14 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So hubby called a few minutes ago. He loves his work but he's tired of hours of commuting each day, having to spend nights away from me, not being able to enjoy life. He wants to...
    TheWomanYouHate TheWomanYouHate 31-35, F 12 hrs ago

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    Without a doubt, I consider myself a feminist, or at the very least a feminist ally. This lens I apply is not only limited to criticism of my fellow man and woman, but to myself...
    InfluxOfQuestions InfluxOfQuestions 18-21, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Well today is 1 week since I sent my "closure" email and I have not heard from MM and neither have I tried to contact him. This week has been a roller coaster...it's still the...
    Suzanne1976 Suzanne1976 36-40, F 5 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I lived in Germany and when w I was 10 I moved to Florida. I was anxious and excited to meet the people but terrified as well since I couldn't speak English. But I would've never...
    ZaraAra ZaraAra 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I met this person a year ago in May. We met at a coffee shop and I took interest in him because he seemed so introverted but had a magnificent soul. We became friends quickly. I...
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 16