The Accuser and the Patsy
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In observing and reading about conversations between lovers when there’s been a misunderstanding I’m struck by how often by how wrongly the couple seems to split into roles.
One partner claims to feel resentful, misunderstood, threatened, neglected. The accuser.
The other strives to be patient, empathetic, accommodating. The patsy?
And it seems that between some lovers these exchanges reoccur again and again and again. They are yoked by a passion that promises to forgive all and actually does. At least until the final one that puts an end to it all.
Even goodwill and intelligence doesn’t seem a cure for it.