4. They help us find out what we DON’T want, as well.
There are times when we are blinded by our wants. We simply wish for whatever we think we want, without properly thinking it through. There goes the saying ‘be careful what you wish for’, but this saying isn’t particularly useful because we can’t know what is bad for us until we try it.
You may be attracted to the macho type of guy, but later you realize you wanted someone who was more caring.
This is what failing relationships teach us about what we shouldn’t be wanting.