First of all, you are not a fool, so don't beat yourself up. Every relationship—difficult as it may have been—was a learning experience. While it's important to move forward, you need to take things one step at a time. Before you get into another relationship, reassess your goals and the type of women you’re choosing. What did you learn about yourself from past experiences? How are your choices adapting so you don’t repeat behavior and end up with the same results? Remember that no one is without flaws, but for the sake of being taken advantage of, avoid putting so much into a relationship that you'll be emotionally bankrupt if things go south.
Jennifer J. Hayes