May as well say so. It's all over the bridge club anyway!
It’s not an easy thing to explain. In fact, I wouldn’t have thought it possible either. But once you’re inside the situation, you get a new perspective. Country songs start to make sense.
Perhaps it would have been better to stick to No. Only time will tell.
But there’s a lot to be said for trying to work things out. Perserverance, understanding, communication. This didn’t kill us, so we might come out stronger.
Or we might come out papering over the more threatening cracks, you say. If the foundations of trust have been so damaged, they might never be solid again. Rather than taking on water through a gaping hole and sinking in a flash, we’re leaking slowly for a gradual, more gentle shipwreck. Well. In that case at least we can hope to make landfall before drowning.
We will acquire new coffee cups, surely.
Some distance will be maintained, more time given to our independent lives. The partnership requires a rethink, a redesign, but we can do that.
Let’s do it.