We LOVE being in a relationship, but oh how we HATE being miserable while in one. Sometimes we're under the impression that if we quickly "boo up" and get an established title, that everything that is wrong within our love life, will suddenly be made right. What a huge misconception that is! Does our desire for companionship often cause us to rush into relationships that have absolutely no potential, whatsoever, into developing into love?
The ideal love story is often filled with, "From the very first time that I laid eyes on her/him, I knew that they were the one." Oh joy, oh blah. Majority of the time, the person who we actually end up spending the rest of our lives with, is the one of that exact opposite nature. It's usually ends up being, Mr. Wrong for all of the right reasons and Miss Maybe. So what happens in between hooking up wtih Mr. Wrong and Mrs. Maybe is astronomically far from a fairy tale. We habitually spend years making accomadations for people who don't really want us, lying to people who will never truly accept us, and burrying the hurt in hopes that things will someday get better. But we all know too well, that the remedy for those sort of relationships is no relationship at all.
So while you're sitting comfortably, uncomfortable with your "fictional ideal", your great maybe, maybe on their way to genuinely loving someone else.