February 9, 2019:

Plus the everyday conflict of contrasting expectations.

She wants less time, I want more. I want to stay in touch, she considers that clingy. I'd like to share in the details of her life, she considers that controlling.

So that lipservice is given, while substance is withheld. The relationship evolves from enthusiasm, to confusion, to conflict, to anger.

And that, as they say, is that.