Unfortunately we learn a little late down the path that most things that we worry about and give our utmost intentions to dont really give us comfort . Stopping and putting things in perspective of fond memories and happiness doesnt happen often enough.
Parenting!!!! It's all about appropriate boundaries. Try teaching this to my daycare kiddos allllll the time. Nothing more intolerable than a child who does not learn this. Shame on parents who want to be friends only. Seriously my biggest pet peeve.
You yearn to find a person as “easy” as you are to get along with... But when they come, you found it hard... Years go by, till you meet someone like such again...you clicked. You say, “this is the one”... But the truth is, you weren't ready back then.