What’s the Prescription for a Dying Relationship?

in Conversations with People

It kills me when two people force a relationship to work. Sure, a relationship isn’t exactly a walk in the park, but it shouldn’t be as difficult as an Ironman competition either. There are a lot of variables that go into defining if two people are good for each other, and when most of those align, you’re probably on the safe end. When you strip away all the extrinsic factors (e.g. societal and familial expectations, bad advice from trifling single friends ), you should be happy with the person you call your significant other because now we’re just focused on the dynamics between the two of you. Maybe I’m oversimplifying, but shouldn’t it be this simple? People adulterate their romantic relationship when they think about what so-and-so would say, or how so-and-so thinks. Blah, if you locked me in a room with someone I love with nothing else, I’m sure I can still have a good time with him. That’s a good rule of thumb to see if your relationship is working: imagine yourself stuck in an empty room with your significant other and ask yourself if you’d still enjoy his company. The answer should be a resounding Yes; but  if not, time to move on, girl friend!

It brings me to a couple I wonder why they even bother:

Me: she kept complaining that she’s not sexually attracted to her boyfriend.
Friend: why not?
Me: she says he’s too overweight and crushes her when he’s on top.
Friend: aww…
Me: funny because he was complaining about her being too chubby and being too dry and small. he said she may have a medical condition.
Friend: I didn’t know not having a sexual attraction to your boyfriend is a disease.

I’m no M.D., but this is what I prescribe!

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