Intimate relationships fascinate me. I am amazed at how no amount of grief can shatter some relationships, and how the seemingly slightest thing, in other cases, can torpedo the whole affair.
Why do some people stay in abysmal unions that no amount of outrageous behavior seems to kill? And how it is that some people accept behavior from a lover they would NEVER tolerate from anyone else?
For some people, why does desperate longing for the unavailable other feel like love? Why, for some, does a "nice guy" have much less appeal than the sonofabitch who is the source of constant pain?