I really agree with this but finding that balance is about as attainable as
finding "true love". Reality is a harsh thing, I friggin hate reality, but the more you ignore it the harder you fall when you crash into it.
I ask myself all the time, is it truly possible for two people to be happy together umm... forever? Even the word forever sounds fairy tale like. It crops up in movies and books too much for me to even associate it with real life. Of course, the romantic part of myself would like to think "forever" is something real and within grasp, but then reality once again rears it's big fat ugly head.
I cannot be the kind of person to go gleefully from person to person draining each one of its insides and then disposing the shell in a fit of boredom or disillusionment. Who can do this? A hell of a lot of people. And the ones who say they can't, will be the first ones to prove they can.
Oh and then there's that saying "it's better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all". Sure, if you come out of it having gained something, but what if you haven't? Oh yes that thing called "learning experience" is what everyone then says. Learn what? That your heart really can be broken and that all those crappy cliches about lost love are true?
Can you ever really know someone? You can't. The only person you can truly put your faith and trust in is you. No one will ever care as much.