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I Think Failed Relationships Change People

No matter how it ended. You will never be the same. 6,665 People

    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 3 days ago

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    If you keep getting in to fight with your

    partner you think it's a good idea to become friends and rebuild the relationship ?
    Thelaughingman34983 Thelaughingman34983 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 7

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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, 2014

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    In my journey I have realized

    that relationships fail mainly and mostly because of suspicion, self-conceit, controlling and manipulative behavior, indifference and irresponsibility, withdrawal, aloofness and no openness, misjudgment, too much of a difference in beliefs and desires and being easily offended...
    rockingentleman rockingentleman 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    Nobody can survive dysfunction without a

    permanent damage in his soul..
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 20, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    we were never in an actual relationship.

    we were suppose to be friends I guess. god only knows how u define it. the point is id say after taking a stand its now over. I can say I learned so much from him. that he touched my soul in a way no one has. for that im thankful. thankful I got to experience such a close...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F Dec 24, 2014

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    I've gone it along alone

    for so very long. It was wonderful. When I finally found a partner it was excellent sharing all my feelings thoughts or whatever with her, but now that I'm alone I don't know how to deal.
    Wickedfreek Wickedfreek 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 26, 2014

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    Each day my opinion is different.

    Sometimes I feel like it made me stronger. Other days, like today, I'm broken.
    ShyGuy990 ShyGuy990 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 12

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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 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 3, 2014

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    My boyfriend and I broke up,

    after giving eachother a break... I still have feelings for him it's been near a month. I can't move forward . I still feel it's worth fighting for him . Even tho he pushed me away. Now I pushed everyone around me away.
    poeticBrokenSoul poeticBrokenSoul 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 3

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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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    I don't believe relationships are meant to make

    us happy or to make our life easier,In fact it makes it harder but they are meant to make us grow,in this sense they are incredibly valuable.
    deephuman deephuman 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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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, 2014

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    My girlfriend broke up with me.

    She told me that she still love her ex boyfriend, even more than she loves me. She claims to not wanting to get back with him because he is a jerk. I don't know what to do I really love her l, I known her for over 4 years now and but we only been dating for a month then he broke...
    careaboutyou careaboutyou 16-17, M Nov 9, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    Every relationship , good

    and bad always change people for better or worse. Relationships are roads. Every choices u make always lead u to happiness or sadness. We walk around blindly. We can never foretell our future cuz if we could, there wouldn't be so many broken relationships and heartbreaks! For...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    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 ex behind my back all along. It cut right through me. A part of me died that I'll never get back. Long story short. Am heartless now I can...
    magz24 magz24 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 4

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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 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    Sometimes there are things in our life

    that aren’t meant to stay. Sometimes change may not be what we want. Sometimes change is what we really need. And sometimes saying goodbye is the hardest thing you think you’ll ever have to do, but sometimes it’s saying ‘hello again’ that breaks you down and makes you...
    SunshineAnderson13 SunshineAnderson13 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 9

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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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    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, 2014

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    I ended a long term relationship recently.

    Feel great. Then....ran in to an old boyfriend who was awesome and I messed up. He wants me back....definitely forgiveness and love. Too good to be true, can't process it. I am sooo AFRAID of losing him again-broken heart, I almost want to say no, but my heart says do it. Can I...
    guliannah guliannah 51-55, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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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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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    alisoncc11 alisoncc11 26-30, F Mar 5

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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 22 Responses Jun 4, 2011

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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 12 Responses Sep 6, 2010

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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 2 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    Failed relationships change me.

    Especially the one that ended really bad. I'll never be the same girl I was before, they say don't become who hurt you and I will not. I won't be a MONSTER like him. But, I'm definitely not the same girl I was 3 weeks ago. Memories and pictures don't change but the people in...
    Aliyaa2 Aliyaa2 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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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 3 Responses Oct 16, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 Aug 27, 2014

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    Failed Relationships Do Change You... Either For The Better Or For Worse

    Failed relationships are not a bad thing. We learn from all of our relationships..whether romantic,friendship,family ...Take it as a learning experience. I think it helps us pinpoint what we want and what we do want in future relationships. I predict I will have some more failed...
    delta454 delta454 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 26, 2011

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    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 of joy are a failure just because they didn't last forever? I submit that the only relationships that are failures are...
    DeepXP DeepXP 46-50, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 3 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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    Question, my girlfriend called me

    and tell me her douche bag ex is celebrating his anniversary with his new girlfriend and they are so happy. I say good for him that's good he's happy then I said I have to go to sleep it's late she gets mad because I didn't give her a pep talk because she's mad that that he is...
    Thelaughingman34983 Thelaughingman34983 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 10

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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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    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 9 Responses Apr 6, 2014

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    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 you dating anyone? or, have you found someone special yet? no, no, no! and there are not any plans to change this any time soon. I wish I can...
    2batinman 2batinman 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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