Till Dissatisfaction Do Us Part

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I was scrolling through Humans Of New York and read a story about a 64-year-old divorcee who had been married for more than half his life. Here’s something he said that’s worth contemplation.

“If you talk to most people my age, and they’re really being honest, they’ll tell you that they’re dissatisfied with their partner.”

What do you think? Are we really meant to be with one person forever? I remember this girl on my Facebook who used to constantly post pictures of her boyfriend. And the caption for every picture was about how happy she was to have finally found ‘The One’. But the boyfriend would change every few months and I was always tempted to comment, “Really? More like The One For NOW.”

As easy as it is to make fun of someone whose love life resembles a revolving door, you have to feel a bit of sympathy for them because they might genuinely be trying to find a real relationship. With that said, I’m going to be optimistic (and possibly naïve) and make the following claim: If you know yourself inside and out, and you know your partner inside and out, and both of you have the same expectations from each other, there is no reason that dissatisfaction will do you part.

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