Bad Boy, Bad Boy: 7 Things I Learned from Dating Mr. Wrong

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He reminded me life was short
Losing a loved one will remind you that life is short, but in a different way than the realization that comes with waking up one day and realizing ... more 
Photo by: iStockphoto
He reminded me life was short
Losing a loved one will remind you that life is short, but in a different way than the realization that comes with waking up one day and realizing that you spent months or years investing yourself in a relationship that wasn't right for you. The years that I spent trying to make something right that was all wrong to begin with are years that I will never get back. But their loss is not in vain. I learned that I need to be wiser about who I invest my time in as well as who I give my heart to.
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Thu, Sep 26, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Recently, I read an article by Your Tango that identified several Mr. Wrongs - the guys that you definitely don't want to date and what you can learn from dating them. I've dated a few Mr. Wrongs in my day. Heck, I even married one. And while there are moments when a "do over" of my teens and twenties seems quite appealing, each of the events and people that filled that time period played a role in the person I am today. And I have to say I am pretty proud of the woman I have become. I'm stronger, more confident in my abilities and especially grateful for the gifts that I have. And, dare I say it, Mr. Wrong did something quite wonderful for me, he helped prepare me for Mr. Right. And if you aren't familiar with my story, Mr. Right and I are married and most certainly in it for the long haul. But being in relationships with people who weren't right for me did teach me a thing or two, or nine (don't want to make Mr. Wrong look too good!). Click through for 7 things I learned from dating Mr. Wrong! -By Krishann Briscoe



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