Not that I am anyone your parents would want you listening to, but this is me preaching none the less. This is the secret of life, okay? Here is what you do: Find another inmate in the asylum who has a form of madness you can live with.
In my thirties, this changed a bit to only sleep with women you will marry. As soon as I learned this trick , another quickly followed: which is putting up with living with someone who is basically insane and gets to yell at me all she wants and I can not, in any way, smack the shit out of her. When I went looking for M. , I told myself that I would only date women I could marry; luck and a very specific ad in an alternative newspaper, helped, too.
I do love her in better and worse, and she loves me the same way. That is a damn fine feeling, having a woman at your back (as long she isn't stabbing you, which will happen, because they are nuts and you just have to deal with this like an intern at a psycho ward--- it helps to always tell them they are right, over and over).
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