Today at lunch I sat unfortunately close to the people at the next table and could hear their conversation. Apparently they were a couple headed towards separation, from what the woman was saying. The man was silent most of the time, eating his food. She was going on about how she was just tormenting herself in this relationship, he'd been lying to her, and there was no point in going on. And he'd already set up his whole life, started a family. So. Married, seemingly uninterested in the fate of their relationship, significantly older, sloppy-looking, about three levels of attractiveness below her. So... why?! Couples like that one make me so sad. People, it's better to be alone than with someone who makes you miserable and can offer you nothing better in the future. Having a man at any cost should be a thing of the distant past, you know?