If given the choice, would you remove all traces of a romantic relationship that ended badly from your memories?

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Poll If given the choice, would you remove all traces of a romantic relationship that ended badly from your memories? (12 votes)

Yes 42%
No 58%

If given the choice, would you remove all traces of a romantic relationship that ended badly from your memories?

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So, I've been looking back on one of my favorite movies, "Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind" (Romance is one of my favorite genres and I always liked having a good understanding of other people's minds as a Psychology graduate), and thought it would make a good discussion.

For me, no, I wouldn't. It sounds so cliché but I would rather learn to live with my mistakes and learn from them than making the same mistake again without my knowledge.

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#1  Edited By Zafros13

Dependent on severity and recency.

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Certainly not. The good times in a relationship are the memories that build a life. Only bad times can be forgotten. If they become dominant, they breed resentment and disappointment.

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those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it

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I already have.

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I would take the deal. But I'm not going into details on why I would.

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Bumping for discussion.

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No.

Unless it was so traumatic that I now have PTSD or other mental issues, I would not want to discard experience. Just a break-up (even a bad one) is not enough.

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You can't remove what hasn't existed.

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No, knowledge of a failed relationship will help me improve future relationships.