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I Think Failed Relationships Change People

No matter how it ended. You will never be the same. 6,901 People

    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 4

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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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    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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    alisoncc11 alisoncc11 26-30, F Mar 5

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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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    anything that happens to us effects us

    and choice we make down the line for me it was Love that effected me for years my first love we had ben with each other sense the first day of 8thin 1960 we both had just turned 19 a few months before and she was killed as she walked to her office my second love we had only...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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 Apr 21

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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 5 Responses Apr 23

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    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 4 Responses Apr 22

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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 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I could never say that I regret dating someone

    no matter how long, or short that relationship was. Every failed relationship I had not only taught me what I was doing wrong, but what to look for that you're lacking in the next relationship. Failed relationships do change people because they failed for a reason, and it's up...
    loveyouforever9786 loveyouforever9786 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    How would you deal with a partner

    who is extremely depressed to the point where they shut themselves off from you and are cold? Sometimes the person is so stuck in their depression that they don't realize that they are doing this. Break things off or work it out?
    ladysapio ladysapio 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    They make me travel today.

    .expediting work.. Looking at the address made me numb..2 hrs drive and it is 3 blocks from the place my ex fiancee used to work..or still working, idk..I never knew.. I used to pick her up right in front of the security, and she used to smile brightly as soon as she saw my...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 5 Responses May 7

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 15, 2014

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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 4 Responses Feb 11

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    I believe they do. My own failed relationships

    have taught me many things about what I would change in myself to be better next time. Or what I can stand in any relationship, as is what is acceptable to me.
    Cadiaaya Cadiaaya 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Failed relationships have made me stronger

    and I consider it a good thing :3
    famile famile 16-17, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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 agree... Something changes.

    .. in some people its a huge change of hardness and active wall building.... For me ... Failure has freed me..... FREED ME.... To laugh and live in the moment... Freed me to walk, skip, dance step and run the final 100 meters away from monogamy and traditional relationship...
    mayabotanica mayabotanica 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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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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    elincc11 elincc11 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    playr435 playr435 22-25, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've been through a lot the last year.

    And I'd like to share it with whoever will listen. It started last summer, I got into a relationship with a guy I had known for 3 years, always flirty with me but I was too young. I ended up losing my virginity to the 20 year old guy at the age of 16, sounds terrible, I know...
    papayalyn papayalyn 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    harmony226 harmony226 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    NatalieMarie521 NatalieMarie521 26-30, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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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 May 29, 2014

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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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    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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    well I'm sure it does

    because I changed
    Jessica2801 Jessica2801 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I suppose there are successful marriages.

    ..but the statistics say there are more ending than those staying together ... Furthermore there is no real way to gage/ measure if those who stay together is a demonstration of success.... Truth is I don't know which is more disenchanting the divorcee / separation rate or the...
    Toomuchsoul Toomuchsoul 31-35, F 1 Response May 18

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    Nightowlbadmorning Nightowlbadmorning 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Changing our own attitudes to please others ,

    especially in order to save a relationship is not worth it. We change for our own better self. That is Honesty.
    jkondar jkondar 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 3 Responses Mar 10

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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 Feb 10

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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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