As long as you continue to rely on someone else to give you a sense of purpose and belonging, no relationship will ever work out. So ask yourself, 'Have I found my purpose in life?' Until you find your purpose, you will never be happy in any relationship.
Even after outgrowing the lure of the bad boy, the syndrome still perplexed me. Why was this self-defeating pattern so prevalent among women? Unsolved mysteries stay with me, and this one was no different.