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Old 04-24-2017, 11:30 AM
Spice Weasel Spice Weasel is offline
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I mean, it's impossible to escape from the reality that a partner is flawed. It's part of the deal. They signed on for the same deal. To expect someone to change is to expect them to be perfect, which is an impossible standard. So a successful relationship has to provide a certain amount of leeway for each person to be annoying sometimes.

Personally, I think I got the better deal. I am the slob between the two of us, and neurotic, and would rather live with him than someone just like myself. I have a dear friend with whom we've joked about hooking up in an alternate universe, but we readily acknowledge that we are too much alike -- creative, emotional, scatterbrained -- so we'd probably end up homeless or at least living in chaos as moody starving artists.