One will only read so many bad chapters before they give up on the book. Some of us hold on longer than others. Mr. D and I are tenacious (maybe even stupidly so) in this regard, both to our detriment and our credit.
I know, also, that we can love each other deeply and still not be right for each other. But, I honestly still believe that we are. Maybe foolishly. But, I cannot seem to let go of the hope that we will figure things out.