We had known each other for six months before we began to “officially” date, and were best friends and partners in crime.Unlike my first love, we lived together for almost the entirety of our relationship. We had promised that no matter what, our relationship would last.We were both wounded, and we needed to believe in forever-lasting love. We fought about how much more I needed him than he needed me.
The news may come as a surprise to fans who recently saw the couple step out together at the 2016 Golden Globes.
We all have our regrets—the one(s) that got away, the one(s) that never should have been. How frequently do two people go their separate ways?
And how do the chances of breaking up change over time?
These are some of the many questions Michael Rosenfeld, a sociologist at Stanford, has been asking as part of a longitudinal study he started in 2009.
“We know a lot more about the relationships that worked out than the ones that didn’t,” said Rosenfeld.