Dowd has a funny piece regarding matters of the heart. The title could be changed to ideal wife.
Love consistently trips most of us up at one point in our lives. Those who say otherwise are lying.
Let me back up, love isn't the issue. Love is easy. Relationships are the struggle. How often are expectations are communicated in way the other person hears it?
How often do you hear? I should haven't to say blah, blah blah....He/She know.. How??? Unless you say it out loud?
Rarely, are the tough questions asked and answered honestly until the relationship is in tatters.
If you are lucky, you will connect with someone who figures it out when you do....