Your relationship made for great angry journal entries, but a lousy love poem. 'Dearest darling, you drive me insane, you annoy me more than anyone in the world, I'd like to hit you over the head with a cast-iron frying pan.' Your pairing was laced with spite and competitiveness -- perhaps you worked in the same career field, or were competitive in some other overt, day-to-day way. Other couples might convert this competitive energy into physical sparks, but the two of you just simmered coldly, plotting to get the other.
It couldn't have been comfortable to exist in this quiet stalemate, the two of you out on eternal vendettas!If you wanted this to work, it was time for you two to lay your cards on the table. Why were you even involved with each other? There must have been some history there, some sweetness you could have recalled and uncovered and used to melt the chill between you. You had to talk honestly about your ambitions, your emotions. Vow to start treating each other with kindness. You could have been each others' loyal pal, but instead you chose to be arch enemies. You're better off apart, but lessons learned in this difficult pairing will improve your chances for future hookups.