When your relationship was on track, the pair of you were an unbeatable team: frolicsome, lovey-dovey, almost sickeningly adorable. When you were on the outs, however, you were even more unbearable. You lectured endlessly; your partner pouted and complained.
And all too often you gave in to your tendency to pontificate, embarrassing your lover. Remember, love affairs are supposed to be a meeting of equals, not a painful process in which you try to mold someone you find snobbishly substandard into someone you think 'worthy' of your affection.Some blunt advice? You should have appreciated what you had: a glimmering social butterfly that others envied you for, a bright light in a sea of dim dullness. You should have tried to see your lover through others' eyes, and found the person who once attracted you so much, before everyday stressors wore down your patience and affection. There was much here to value, if you could have toned down your bossy streak. Your lover's intellect couldn't match yours, and your interests would never have meshed completely. But if you could have focused instead on what you shared and enjoyed about each other, you could have kept things on a more even keel. You'll know better next time, because you let a good one get away.