Have you ever done this?
Was it ever conscious
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Yep, really good decision too.
When you are young, you typically have no idea whatsoever what your real character flaws are, how to be empathetic with another person, how to be discerning but non-judgmental, what healthy boundaries are, etc.
Going into a relationship with the understanding that you are probably not going to stay together (most relationships fail) takes off a lot of pressure, and having an exploratory mindset of just learning does wonders. I actively went into the relationship thinking "just assume this won't last and use it as practice, but if it works out, no need to jump ship."
I learned so much about myself and about women from that girl--it ended disastrously, lol, but I'm very happy to have had her in my life and be part of my experience and growth.0