The real ones tend to disappoint in a gradual fashion, often from the start.
And let's try to make sure our children don't go out into the world too hungry for love.
Oh well, it was obviously a dumb thing to do anyway.
I was unceremoniously dumped by my husband of 20 years a few months ago.
If you truly believe you are "better off remaining married" then best get off the internet and focus your energies into improving yourself and the state of your marriage.
Sometimes a dismal story of emotional betrayal echoes down through the generations, like a tale that never made any sense but still got repeated over and over.
Mental-health professionals know that you're much more likely to find a genuinely loving partner if you've known love already.
To those of us in the field who make our living trying to stamp out irrational suffering, the implications are clear.
Tentatively at first, then with gathering conviction, she begins to accept this gift from the universe—a man who seems to want nothing more than to take care of her. When he offers one day to pick her up from work, she recalls, "Nobody had ever picked me up or cared how I'd get home, so I happily accepted." Ten days into the most satisfying relationship of her life, a friend confronts her with the fact that she knows next to nothing about him. Why hide the wedding ring and go after single women, knowing you're just going to break their hearts?
When she asks him if there's anything he needs to tell her, he bursts into tears and reveals that he's married, with one child already and another on the way. Some married men who make believe they're single online are like compulsive gamblers borrowing money to use at the gambling table, knowing they'll never be able to pay it back. As with compulsive gambling, some men have an insatiable need to win.