Chad, trust me that you'll learn from this. I know it may hurt now and you may feel time was wasted but if you tak the time to analyze the relationship, you can find the good things that happened during and because of this. This also means you'll see what may have turned sour. Don't be angry about it but learned from it. Take this as an opportunity instead of a setback. If you truly think about this then it will help to prepare you for your next rekationship. The two biggest things I can advise to you are, in a relationship, you need to have comprimise and communication. Things may not always go your way in a relationship but that's okay. Take the time to think does it HAVE to be my way or does it really matter and also be sure and talk with your partner. If something is bothering you do NOT let it fester. That's one of the worst things that can happen. I'm not saying my relationship with EM is perfect but we talk and even get into arguments but I always try to see things from her perspective and have been known on many occassion to either "give in" or "let her have her way" This is the compromising part. Your still very young yet and will have other relationships. Enjoy this time of singlehood. Take time to get to know yourself and who and what YOU want to become. Once you have yourself in order you'll see that it's not really all that hard to find someone. And it really is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. yes it hurts but we grow as people because of it. I hope this helps bud.. Take care and don't get down on yourself.