Soul icon Otis Redding once sang that, “you don’t miss your water until your well runs dry.”
The “water” in the R&B singer’s reference was the love of a good woman, and to this date, truer words have never been spoken.
You see, while some media may have given you the impression that a woman is willing to offer you an infinite number of chances to get your act together and devote yourself to a real relationship, the truth of the matter is that, once she decides to hit the road, you can kiss the thought of being with her again goodbye, and for good reason.
This isn’t to say that every relationship will be “one strike and you’re out,” quite the contrary.
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There are plenty of instances you might encounter where a good woman will try to work with you through your failings, to help you conquer those challenges and become better.
The point, however, is that those chances are finite. You’re better off doing things right sooner rather than later, because once the relationship is over, it’s over for good, and you’ll be kicking yourself for not realizing sooner.
Think about it this way — who would want to stick around if all you’re doing is causing confusion?