The danger in saying ‘I can’t live without you’

A young man feeling sorry for offending his girlfriend.

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What you need to know:

  • It may sound romantic when people say how alike you are, but actually it’s your contrasts that make you a strong couple.
  • And if your relationship can’t survive that level of honesty, then it’s time to get out before you get completely swamped.

Remember that wonderful song: “I can’t live, if living is without you!” It sounds like such a lovely thing to say, but have you ever actually said something like that to someone? And meant it? In real life that isn’t love, it’s desperation.

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