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I Think Failed Relationships Change People

No matter how it ended. You will never be the same. 7,665 People

    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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    You learn more about someone at the end of a

    relationship than at the beginning of it.
    Vejay Vejay 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 29

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    Letting yourself become emotionally vulnerable

    can make you feel so weak that you become strong.
    LiveLifeN LiveLifeN 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Failed relationships change us,

    we can either be bitter or better. Its your choice. I'll not waste my life being bitter. ...
    toreffects toreffects 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 23, 2015

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    Forget what hurt you,

    but never ever forget what it taught you.
    iEmperorking iEmperorking 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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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 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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    Totally true! Failed relationships will

    either change you in a good or bad way. Personally for me, I've changed in a good way and even if things have been hard and or difficult I don't regret any of it.
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 26

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    A relationship is a connection between two

    individuals. When two people fall in love it has become a loving relationship. The relationship has moved from two people simply in contact with each other to two people who can't get enough of each other. A loving relationship may build slowly like a train coming in the...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2015

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    They change people, depending how it ended,

    they change people for better or worse.. But it makes people realize either they hate life without them or their better off. Sometimes people are like toxic and it feels good to not have them around, I'm sure you'll miss them here and there but it feels better to be free. My...
    Libraa09 Libraa09 18-21, F Oct 5, 2015

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    I definitely carry with me the lessons I've

    learned and to some extent whatever phobias I've acquired. Still, one has to remember that while it is wise to keep both those good and past miserable experiences as lessons learned, every new relationship is just that - new. It's a chance to build something more.
    Prykat Prykat 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2015

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    Of course they do, a relationship

    that works changes you! So why wouldn't one that ends change you?
    imnotyourfriend imnotyourfriend 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 26, 2015

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    Dear cheating ex-boyfriend: Thank you.

    Trust me, It's not what I thought I'd be saying a year after we split either. I'm not thanking you for the memories, although I am at a place where I can look back and realize there were times we had fun. I'm thanking you for setting me free. I used to think being in a...
    RiseFromTheAshes RiseFromTheAshes 22-25, F 7 Responses Dec 30, 2015

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    After my last relationship,

    I learned that I needed to love myself more. I was going into relationships, believing that finding that other person would complete me somehow. Even society endorses this idea with terms like "your other half" or "the better part of you". To further complicate my idea of what a...
    wtfgirl001 wtfgirl001 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2015

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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.
    sincerehuman sincerehuman 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 11, 2015

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    Yeah, failed relationships can really mess

    change us. If you really love a person deeply and things don't work out, it can change your life forever and make it very hard to trust anyone. I know a particular relationship I have recently been in is killing me inside. I'm having a very hard time coping with it. It is...
    SecretStorms SecretStorms 56-60, F 6 Responses Oct 20, 2015

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    i know its changed who i am completely.

    something i can Never forget. ive learned too much to ever forget any of it....and i know its made me a better person for me....maybe not for those who would like to continue pulling the wool over my eyes though....but i know.
    misssuppression misssuppression 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    NatalieMarie521 NatalieMarie521 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 1, 2015

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    Relationships with others is about getting to

    know yourself, few understand this...
    PrometheusArcanus PrometheusArcanus 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 17

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    I know mine did. The breakup was terrible enough

    for me to swear off pursuing women entirely. I try to live by that now, but I am still something of a romantic at heart. But that part of me has been mutilated and deformed. Women scare me and I no longer trust them as I once did so implicitly.
    FleetlordAtvar FleetlordAtvar 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 17, 2015

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    The hardest time of being the one

    who made mistakes in a relationship is when we look back to find regrets doing those mistakes. Whereas the one who got hurt can look back to be sure that it is the best decision to leave. When you know you don't have him anymore and keep saying to yourself "If only..." Whereas...
    ForMyLegMan ForMyLegMan 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2015

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    You learn love isnt always forever.

    You learn jealousy is the most dangerous emotion on Earth You learn people are capable of doing really terrible things. You learn trust is the most important thing in a relationship. You learn love isnt always enough. You learn just how strong you are.
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2015

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    Indeed Failed Relations ,

    Change a Person. .. We get to know our selves more , A person can change for Good or bad We learn something about ourselves, We Grow as a Person. . Good or Bad , Relationships Mirror Your Inner issues in some way
    Amnik Amnik 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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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, 2014

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    BlueBerryCheesecake000 BlueBerryCheesecake000 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    Imaging Putting soooooo much ****** time into a

    relationship. Getting used To One Person. Sharing Extreme intimacy, Physical and emotional!!!! Accepting someone for who they are. No matter what. Making a life together. Creating images Of what you guys' Future will b like, You dont Think that Losing this Person Sooo...
    vaane vaane 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 1, 2015

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    Nothing is worse then the feeling of being alone

    and unwanted, when you want nothing more than to be with the one you love. I have experienced this recently when my husband decided that he no longer wanted a family. We have only been married for a year and a half. He has a child with his previous wife. We discussed all of...
    mizmae mizmae 26-30, F Jul 11, 2015

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    I have an incredibly forgetful mind.

    So I decided to list a few things I learned from my last relationship, so that I don't forget about them in the future. 1. Don't rely on anyone to give you self-worth, but you. Many people sit around waiting for 'the right one', when they don't realize that the only person in...
    wtfgirl001 wtfgirl001 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 27, 2015

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    The funniest thing is in a relationship

    where one loves and the other one doesn't care... it's that one day they change places.
    Girlinaclouds Girlinaclouds 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 23, 2015

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    I am more cynical and less trusting now.

    I don't believe what anyone says now until they can back their words up with actions. I have just been let down too much in the past.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2015

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    Hopefully they do or I think you'll have more

    that fail. I think each failed relationship gives us the opportunity to look at ourselves see our own mistakes and flaws.and with a new relationship we have the ability to not make some of those. We have the opportunity to lea n from every person we meet.
    Lolacraced Lolacraced 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2015

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    I became so sick with love

    and I really thought that life would end without her. But then as time went on I realized I had been living long before she came into my life...
    BrotherKagiso BrotherKagiso 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 24, 2015

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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 16 Responses Sep 12, 2010

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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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    MY FIXED BROKEN HEART (IRONIC) I keep fixing my

    heart but it just keeps on collapsing. I try to just let it heal but it just won't. Everytime I do.. Someone's gonna come and tear it up in two. It left my mind in a mess. I'm a broken girl no one could ever really love. I'm no good for anyone. There are some who offered their...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F Jan 18

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    TeenmommyNikki TeenmommyNikki 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 22, 2015

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    It did, 90% for the better.

    . I'm far wiser, more sensitive, and I hve better sensibility on looking at life.. I saw my mistakes, I realised my flaws, I know what I want, what to pursue in the future and I manage to reveal the more me to myself.. And the nearly death experience of heartbreaks, hve shown...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 2 Responses Mar 10, 2015

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    toriccaa toriccaa 26-30, F Nov 26, 2015

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    I'm not here to bash my love.

    I miss her and I ****** up. She was beautiful, smart, witty, talented, and she has life by the balls. Did I mention beautiful? Am I on the pity pot? **** yeah. And I haven't showered in 2 days. If only I had been more this or less that, if only I could turn back time if only...
    Lilcuppa Lilcuppa 70+, F 3 Responses Aug 21, 2015

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    I was having dinner with friends

    and we exchanged stories about our kids. One dad talked about how his 19yo son was "moving heaven and earth" for his girlfriend- meaning his son had moved many times back and forth - moving near her, moving in with her and then moving out and was probably on his way to move...
    duella duella 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2015

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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 Dec 8, 2013

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    Definitely true. But thank God,

    if my relationship with my ex didn't failed I couldn't imagine where I am right now. I maybe have no goals in life. So big thanks to my ******* ex for showing me his true color hahaha
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 29, 2015

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    For me, someone who went through domestic

    violence and ended up marrying a man who resented where I was from and how I thought, trust is my biggest issue. I'm wounded and I'm licking my wounds trying to heal. Will I ever heal? It did change me!
    Healthyhappylife Healthyhappylife 41-45 5 Responses Oct 30, 2015

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    I'm tired of men, I'm tired of all my

    relationships failing, and I'm tired of putting all of my effort into something for no reason. Can I get a break for once in my life? I guess I should get prepared to live my life alone. Screw all of this.
    travelaround11 travelaround11 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    Not necessarily in a negative way.

    I learned what I can accept, and what I cannot. I learned that no matter how much heartbreak I feel, no one feels bad forever. I learned that although letting go feels like it would kill me, I'm still standing. I learned to love myself for who I am, and not lower my standards...
    ZenGrrrlLioNESS ZenGrrrlLioNESS 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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