We don't always get what we want but sometimes life equips us with what we need in the most peculiar fashion. Often times when there is a life changing lesson to be learned, we will keep going through the same thing or challenge time and time again until we learn something of value that will either help us in our lives as we grow further or until we can use that learning lesson to help someone else.
Consider the moment you felt as though you'd passed one of life's test. While going through the experience, you probably felt as though life was dealing you an unfair hand. We often feel isolated and misunderstood during that time. It's not until we take a step back and decide to eliminate mental stress out the situation, that we're able to see what the problem really is about. Sometimes we need to discover patience or the lesson can be something pertaining to exercising more discipline in a certain area of our lives. Whatever the case may have been, after we'd learned what it is that we were meant to learn, life suddenly got easier and when a similar situation arose, we felt better equipped to handle it. Even if handling it meant turning it over to God.
Sometimes life will present certain situations time and time again in order to teach us something of value. Don't forget these lessons, but use them as stepping stones to enjoy a more richer and wisdom filled life.