It’s hard to, say, continue seeing the same person that broke the trust between you, everyday. I think that is what ‘pushes’ the partner away.. That unexplainable ambivalence that sooner or later will eat the relationship away.. To resist it may preserve the relationship, but in its stead, you will be the one destroyed..
Relationships consist of different emotions, a balance of all; happiness, sadness, jealousy, etc, is needed for it to continue… From time to time, one or two of the other will tip but after a while, it will be back in equilibrium. However, it will only have that result depending on the choices of both parties. Everything falls down to choice. Choosing to quit a relationship is the ultimatum should there be no future for equilibrium. Of course this is based on what is foreseen by either one or both of the parties involved. Maybe that’s why they included “for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, till death do us part” in the vows for marriage because balance is the key to a successful relationship… Choosing to be in the relationship regardless of the hardship the couple experiences. Ideal but nonetheless a goal for every couple to look forward to. There is no perfect relationship as it will not always be happy, not always be sad, but simply in equilibrium..
A relationship is like a happy meal.. you never know what’s the freebie inside the package.. but we have to accept it nonetheless..