I've never looked to another for my happiness. As a result, i'm a pretty happy and content person. As for learning from past relationships, i'd be a fool not to. Having said that, I still do NOT project a past persons traits on whomever I happen to be dating at the time. See, I've not stopped dating either. I just try to make sure i'm with someone that has a love of life and the desire to see the bright side and not focus on what is wrong all the time. Have I made mistakes with that, YES. Do I stop, NO. Life is GOOD. Enjoy it!!!