modern relationship folklore paints a picture wherein relationships are based on a strict set of rules and guidelines. i call it a relationship diet. people navigate their relationships with the unspoken understanding that, as long as you follow the rules, and i follow the rules, the relationship will "succeed."
ah. except, how many people do you know who follow all the rules established in their relationships and are still unhappy? and how many people do you know who have broken the rules of their relationship, but not because they want to abandon it?