A better comparison would be a situation where a guy first goes out with a girl. She is great in many ways, maybe a bit young or immature for her age but it’s not really a big factor considering she is full of zest, appeal on different levels, and is pretty good in the sack. Then, after the first few months of going out, she starts behaving erratically. She starts taking all kinds of drugs and becomes violent. At different times you think she is getting over the drugs and withdrawal symptoms after several interventions and visits to rehab. Over time you keep telling yourself, “Dammit, get better! Stop hanging out with that drug pusher, Peacock Jones!” but she seems to slip further away from you. Finally, after three years of sleepless nights and wildly inconsistent episodes of fits of rage, you tell her, “Baby, it’s over. I tried but you are just too hooked on that smack and I’m going to move on.”
Yeah, something like that.