How have you fared with the realities of a relationship that became sour?
I have only been in one true relationship as of yet, which lasted 2 years... I'm not going into detail, but I will simply say that I am appalled by how willing I was to make my relationship work despite fundamental clashes with my partner. We got along, never fought, and lived together very well, but we were on different paths (me being a student at 24, him having no path at 29.) He ended up calling off the relationship for this reason.
My commitment to him actually scares me because I was so set on seeing "our dreams" come true. That is how I have always been with my goals - I will make it happen! It's easy when working on solo projects, but so frustrating when someone else is involved. It's funny how my idea of "commitment" isn't as extreme as it is for others. I lived with him for a year and then decided to take off an go to a university that was 10 hours away, but I still wanted to keep him. I can understand why he moved on, but we definitely had much in common as to where we saw ourselves in the future- living off the grid out in the desert. How many people can you find who are willing to do that? I loved him very much, still do, but it takes effort to put down a dream.
Just venting my disappointment... lol.