Happily Ever After. The phrase gets shoved down our throats from the time we are born. We are taught to be brides and told that our wedding will be the most important day of our lives. No pressure to find “The One,” right? Yeah. Sure.
So, whether we realize it or not, every time we start dating someone new, we are sizing up their “lasting” potential. We are trying to determine whether or not this brand new person is going to be our Prince Charming and ride us off into the sunset on his white steed. Even those of us that feel that we do not want the traditional life that is pushed upon us subconsciously perform this ritual. We look for that one thing that will be the deal breaker.
The problem comes when we find it. What happens when you find out that the guy you are dating will not be there forever? Not because he is a jerk, or treats you poorly, but rather because you simply are going to want different things out of life. Do you end it then, or do you wait it out?
If you leave immediately, you may miss out on many wonderful memories. You could have great experiences and learn many new things. But, if you wait it out, you will become increasingly attached and it will only be that much more difficult when it does eventually end. It all simply comes down to one question that you have to ask yourself: do I want to hurt now, or later? In the end it may simply come down to one question: is the sex worth staying for a while?