“You’ll always need something to fix.”

So I’ve been watching too much Lost lately. A lead character’s wife says this, as she leaves him for good.

Beering with some friends last weekend, relationship and old-flame topics came up, and I kind of (re-)realized that I have yet to have a normal relationship with a normal girl, and be truly happy in it. (Granted the sample size is not as large as I would like it to be.) It would kind of end up in sort of a rut, her expecting to be entertained and swept off her feet, and me not having the slightest idea of what to say or do next, feeling always on the spot. In cases with someone more…complex, dealing with these complexities seemed to keep us busy enough that she wouldn’t get to the point (in the Maslow-hierarchy-of-needs sort of way) of noticing this cluelessness. I could be totally wrong about this, just the impression I got. The thought that this trend has something to do with my almost pathological affinity toward solving problems and fixing broken things has also crossed my mind. Mostly though, I wonder if it will ever work out with someone who doesn’t have a damn thing wrong with them.

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One Response to ““You’ll always need something to fix.””

  1. Ryan says:

    I would like to know if you’ve made any progress with this. It would be nice to think it is possible to have this complex and hold a real relationship longer than the duration of time it takes to help her.

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