Why is it so difficult to compromise effectively? And why does resentment seem to creep into a loving relationship? If you can answer those questions before the resentment is felt, then you can reduce the pain of a bad breakup, or eliminate the need to break up altogether.
There was a home I never had. They asked my mother about it; she described the unfading paint, the way the door moaned each time it opened, the tears of rain that overflowed the gutters when it stormed...
I spent the next couple of years traveling around and experiencing the world in every strange manner I could find. And slowly I saw the puzzle come together.
The lie of those Instagram-worthy travel pictures, though, is that they sell a single peaceful moment as a lifestyle. Sure, there are moments of beauty and wonder and passion. And it feels good, for a while. But you can't stay in that moment forever.
When I was younger, I couldn't have predicted that I'd be in this position. I had fantasies, of course, of threesomes and polyamory, but I never thought it would be something I'd encounter in real life.