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Did heartbreak at a young age affect your attitude toward adult relationships?

October 4, 2016
  • Not at all
  • Somewhat, I was a bit more guarded
  • Yes, I found it much more difficult to open up to my partner
  • Hard to say

Every girl from childhood dreams of a prince on a white horse, about the big and bright love that will happen once and will remain forever. Men are less likely to think about marriage, but it is more important for them to be firmly on their feet first, to be able to provide for themselves and their families, only then they plan marriages. 

People meet, fall in love, make plans for a common future, but often life brings us unpleasant surprises – deception, betrayal, etc. – that is, things that some people cannot forgive to their partner, no matter how much in love they are. In the end, the connection ends, warm and sincere love relationships grow into common accusations and sometimes even into hatred of each other. Of course, this is not the case for everyone, but there are people who, having experienced the unsuccessful relationships, unlucky love, are shut up and are afraid to move on. They are afraid to fall in love again and open their heart and soul to another person because in previous relationships they were betrayed, disguising everything with love. 

Sometimes despair and disappointment even lead to the state when a person, in view of past failures, makes a decision never to marry, never build a family, because all this will be associated with the disappointing past. Alternatively, such a person will better choose freedom and free life, than constant worry, doubts and, ultimately, psychological traumas. 

So, could a failed relationship affect your decision not to marry in the future?

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