Sayings like "things happen for a reason" and "your past makes you who you are today" can feel like a bunch of BS when you're suffering a broken heart. I know I've said that I wished I had never met an ex-boyfriend before, but when I really think about it, I don't mean it. Each relationship I've been in really has help shape the person I am and at the very least, made me a better girlfriend in a new relationship. Yes, I've had bad breakups, and yes, I've been hurt, but I don't regret any of it. What about you? Have you ever looked back on a past relationship and honestly felt it was a complete waste of time?