Information that might have been more helpful yesterday

The love heroin that bathes your brain in natural opiates when you are in love tapers off at about 4 years into a relationship.  You are no longer the lucky recipient of a cocktail of blood-borne painkillers.  

It is at this point that divorce becomes likely, particularly when the two erstwhile lovebirds don’t have anything else to bind them together: a strong friendship, commitment to a shared goal, commitment at the bone level to “in sickness and in health,” children…  whatever works for you.  

Basically, most people give up because it stops feeling good.

What a waste.

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Information that might have been more helpful yesterday

One thought on “Information that might have been more helpful yesterday

  1. Revision: maybe they don’t give up because it stops feeling good, but that the feeling good made it easier to deal with the inevitable difficulties that go along with living with someone. You run out of the love heroin and unless you’ve got something to back it up, tolerance and patience start running low and life without the significant other seems more acceptable.

    For some, that bears out in reality. For others, the task of living without that person is much more difficult in reality than it ever was in theory.

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