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I Think Failed Relationships Change People

No matter how it ended. You will never be the same. 6,353 People

    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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    Yes, It Surely Does.

    People talk. People lie. People cheat. People change their ways. People do stupid things. People walk out of your life. People hurt you. People make you. People break you. People heal you. People save you. Welcome to life.
    TiredOfRunning TiredOfRunning 18-21, F May 2, 2013

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    I recently got back together with the man

    who broke my heart a few years ago. We were together and happy, I'd just taken him home to meet my family out of state. And then one day he decided to just turn and walk out of my life. No communication, no explanation, nothing but a memory. Then bam he is back a year and a half...
    ladyofmanylives ladyofmanylives 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    I was in a relationship

    for about 5 months. She broke up with me over disaplnairy. She even gave me back my ring too . What a good surprise. She told me to leave her, her daughter & her new boyfriend alone. Stay out of their lives. They don't care for me anymore & want me out of their lives...
    IsleOFun IsleOFun 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    Hello everyone!! I need someone to talk to.

    . I am so sad and depress.
    hellothere00 hellothere00 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 4

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    How do you know when to keep following your

    heart or to stop and listen to your head? They say “love until it hurts” and “listen to your heart, it’s never wrong.” But is that true? How do you know what to do and who to believe? If one is not afraid to get hurt, either option wouldn’t matter. I’m not afraid...
    hanna135 hanna135 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I can only remember in hindsight the words of

    my ex: "I will put you in your place" (as she smirked ever so demonically). Indeed she did. She had an agenda. She had a mission in life to teach a man or men a lesson. She invested 9 years to my ruin. She methodically planned it all.to think I loved her at least I want to think...
    Matthew633 Matthew633 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 8, 2013

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    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 all the previos relationships ive had. Now i just dont bother to trust or be with anyone. But thats not always the case.
    verox3 verox3 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I Highly Think This Because After A Bad

    Relationship You Always Know What To Look For And What To Avoid In Your Next Relationship... Anyone Agree? Whats Your Feed Back?
    tanasia tanasia 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 1

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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,just the divorce has left so many unanswered questions and a lot of raw emotions....guess all my hard work of trying to forgive and...
    TommyTunes71 TommyTunes71 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Of Course They Do.

    Failed relationships ALWAYS change people. Whether they know it or not. I'm talking about people that have been in serious relationships though, not some silly little one month thing. They change people for better or worse. It depends, but each is a lesson that you can only learn...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F May 12, 2011

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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, but have resisted the temptation to find out... I'm going forward still keeping a little part of me resigned to that time that...
    TDH1980 TDH1980 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 11

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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 each other space and freedoms. As long as nobody gets hurt.
    lulusgurl32 lulusgurl32 51-55, F Jul 12

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    You know most of us have been there one time in

    our lives, perhaps in high school, a failed relationship for whatever reasons and sometimes after the breakup there's a remorse. Maybe it wasn't so bad after all and you're lonely and suddenly forget what you didn't like about you former lover, you only remember the good times...
    jessycarcher jessycarcher 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 6

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    Then And Now

    For sure they have changed me. I started out thinking I was a great judge of people and that first bitter hurt from a broken heart almost killed me. So then I naively figured it was just that person and tried again , wrong person I guess... I put up a wall so high that no one...
    VoteForPedro VoteForPedro 51-55, F 13 Responses Sep 6, 2010

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    I've had afew serious relationships.

    . 'Nd I always end up ruining it :O oooOopsie Lol joking Anyways .... Relationships suck no more for me.. Taking a break boooyaaa!! .
    breelouise breelouise 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    I feel like a changed person

    and then changed again. My ex shattered my heart and it took me years to pick up the pieces. Then I stupidly ran scared from another relationship. I feel like I've grown up since. I've matured.
    Devilscar Devilscar 18-21, M 2 Responses May 2

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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 think back when I was dating my first boyfriend (ex-boyfriend). In that time I really loved this guy. I thought (in my head) everything was great in...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    It's gotten to a point

    where I don't even think about him anymore. He's just a healing scar that gets clearer every day. He's no longer the same person, nor am I. Every once in a while I'll be reminded of the man I once knew and the world we created together. But I just have to remind myself that...
    chloejune chloejune 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I think the reason for people having a fail

    relationships it because we expect more from that person , what I'm trying to say is that me let our guard down and let that person in to our soul and show them the part of us that we cant show any one els and when they break our hearts we close our hearts to anyone that...
    noahGb noahGb 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    The Sequence :

    You meet. You exchange numbers. You text. You make calls. You become friends. You talk a lot! You become best friends. Life seems changing.. getting better. Now you think you have someone. You get gifts. You're on cloud nine. You fall in love. You continue talking.. talking a lot...
    TiredOfRunning TiredOfRunning 18-21, F 4 Responses May 2, 2013

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    Gun Shy.

    I've been on this site for a little while now, quietly watching and reading and taking in the new surroundings. I still don't know anyone. Still haven't quite figured out how things work socially, nor have I particularly tried to. I've often pondered, while reading this or that...
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 17 Responses Sep 12, 2010

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    Everything happens for a reason,

    so you have to take what you can learn from your experience and grow from it.
    khokho204 khokho204 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2013

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    Just met a new girl in my life how do i stop

    myself from ******* up another relationship ?
    kuklinski69 kuklinski69 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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    spreadthelove22 spreadthelove22 22-25, F Feb 4

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    they have changed me.

    I'm too scared of getting attached to someone now, scared of being let down. Once I start to get pretty close to someone I back off and think 'I don't need them'. this is all because of my past relationship, I've gave them every piece of my heart and soul, and they gave me lies...
    lovers0fthelight lovers0fthelight 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2013

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    Exercise Can Heal a Broken Heart.

    I had gone to visit my doctor for some random reason, I either had a sinus infection or my asthma was acting up, and before I had a chance to speak with my MD, the nurse weighed me and told me I weight 267 lbs. I had quit buying clothes at regular stores because I would get so...
    VegaLove VegaLove 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2008

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    Not Necessarily So

    I think that the title of this group would be better suited if it was "I think failed relationships have the potential to change people".  In order for change to come about, first there must be acceptance of responsibility. I'm sure we've all met people that perpetually...
    bassplayer bassplayer 46-50, M 24 Responses Nov 22, 2010

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    If failed relationships don't change you,

    then you haven't grown or learned anything from the experience. There's no reason to believe every failed relationship should be the herald of some grand metamorphosis, but it should, at the very least, be a learning experience.
    PoisonedQuill PoisonedQuill 41-45, M 1 Response May 29

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    Nobody can survive dysfunction without a

    permanent damage in his soul..
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 20

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    I was broken I met you,

    I didn't blink an eye, you talked too much You were too young, too reckless, too opinionated, spoke too freely, jumped around like a puppy - I loved it You made me smile Gave me the attention I yearned for You listened, heard every word I said You become my best friend...
    Bells83 Bells83 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 7

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    For people to grow they need to experience

    and learn from failures. As long as you keep getting up after getting knocked down your not a loser.
    long4u long4u 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    Mosaic

    We are all changing and evolving throughout life.  The people we meet and with whom we interact all make their mark.  Some deeper than others of course. In the case of a failed relationship, which I take to mean a marriage or long term romantic relationship, the scars can take...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 23 Responses Jun 4, 2011

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    Of course they do. They take a bad situation,

    learn from it, and do something different.
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F Aug 7

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    Relationships complements us,

    makes us see the brighter side of life. A lot of us put too much expectations that ends a relationship badly. We forget, for any relationship to blossom "WE" need to work in nurturing it and cultivating it for it to grow. Its a gigantic effort trying to make it work without the...
    Gladacious Gladacious 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    I Am Okay When It Fails

    I guess I am a realist and have come to the point that nothing last for ever.  Live life to it's fullest, give 100% and then at the end, move on.  I think any change that happens is a good thing, because I don't think I would want to be the same person forever.
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 6 Responses Nov 5, 2009

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    Failed relationships are

    for new perspective on what type of people you should have in your life. Although it will hurt you, it will only be temporary. Besides, if they didn't stay in your life, they crossed your path because they were a lesson! Work to build yourself around people who care, love and...
    jahfeel jahfeel 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    The clawing at my heart.

    ..the marks it left. The succubi, the banshee, the shedevil. I am changed. I won't fear hell in love anymore. I am too scabbed over and jaded for that
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    Sometimes painful lessons can teach us things

    we didn't think we needed to know.
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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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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    Everyone says it's just

    that you chose the wrong women but I'm thinking wrong ideal. I'm choosing not suffer I refuse to adhere to societies way of thinking. Billions of women on earth and some actually believe that's there's one women specifically meant for a certain man how stupid. We choose who we...
    Authentic921 Authentic921 26-30, M Oct 16

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    Sometimes I think what could of been

    if I trust a little harder. If I was a little more understanding. If I loved a little more. If I tried more harder to have that baby that you always wanted. My gut feeling knew that my heart knew and my soul knew that I wasn't able to hold to you any longer. Nine yrs we were...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 15

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    Ain't no glamour in this tinseled land of lost

    and wasted lives; Painful scars are all that's left of me; Oh, but thank you girl for teachin' me brand new ways to be cruel; If I can find my mind now I guess I'll just leave - Dwight Youkam
    ItMayBeShort ItMayBeShort 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 7

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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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    I was in a relationship

    for 3 years and one day I wake up go to work and I get a phone call off her saying that we should split up because she wants kids within the next year or 2 and I didn't want them for another 5 or 6 years so she said we should both go different ways and also I had to move out I'm...
    Need6pac Need6pac 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    ~ SELF WORTH ~ Building,

    or rebuilding, self~worth after the break up of a damaging relationship starts w/stopping the negative thoughts of the 1 that is no longer there, & thinking positive thoughts of the 1 who still is....U!!
    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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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 erasing you And you've got your demons, and, darling, they all look like me 'Cause we had a beautiful magic love there What a sad beautiful...
    SEDONA83 SEDONA83 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    I just got out of a relationship today

    because he was unhappy and he said things just weren't working. He didn't help me to understand or anything. The next relationship, I'm not jumping in to anything.
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Either for the better

    or for the worst.
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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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 3 Responses Jul 10

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