There is a certain level of hell that feels exactly like the PGR.
The Pretty Good Relationship is comfortable but not exactly fun. As a couple, you don’t argue that often and things aren’t bad, necessarily, but they aren’t great. You get along, but your partner doesn’t inspire passion in you or challenge you. Maybe you’ve spent months or years trying to avoid hurting each other’s feelings by sidestepping awkward conversations and telling small white lies. You succeeded at not pissing each other off, but you also never really let that person break you open and see the real you.
If the PGR were a color it would be beige, or taupe- maybe.
I see more PGR’s than any other kind of relationship. (I don’t have acronyms for those yet). They are the unfortunate result of the imbalance of emotional priorities:
When the fear of being alone is just slightly greater than the desire for an amazing relationship.… Read the rest