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What happens when people learn the hard way?

Asked by Anonymous05 (185points) October 8th, 2017 from iPhone

When someone goes back to dating someone who is no good, and your friends say, “Next time, it’s the hard way.”
What does that mean?

When I think of the hard way, I think of someone getting knocked up on accident or settling for the person who is wrong for them.

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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

It means you will make mistakes until you stop dating a person who is wrong for you.

Zaku's avatar

The hard way is when you learn from the consequences of staying with someone who is no good for you.

For example, they go back and the consequences of the bad happen until they learn from those consequences that they would be better off leaving (including the time and energy invested while having it not work out, at the very minimum).

janbb's avatar

Learning the hard way means you suffer a lot of pain – physical or emotional – from what you’ve done.

MrGrimm888's avatar

That’s the only way most people learn….

Kardamom's avatar

If you were broken up with by someone who isn’t good/right for you and you get back together with them, you are likely to get dumped again in a more harsh/unpeasant way than you were the first time.

What didn’t you learn the first time?

YARNLADY's avatar

Learning the hard way means it hurts.

rojo's avatar

Remember what Will Rogers said:

There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.

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