Why does she always go after the guys who are jerks? A good guy just doesn’t get anywhere these days.
“She has to learn to simply be in the company of men whom she considered nice, even if she also found them a little boring. Boredom is the sensation that women who love too much so often experience when they find themselves with a “nice man”: no bells peal, no rockets explode, no stars fall from Heaven. In the absence of excitement they feel antsy, irritable, and awkward, a generally uncomfortable state that is covered over with the label boredom…Because she was used to excitement and pain, struggle and victory or defeat, an interchange that lacked these powerful components felt too tame to be important, and unsettling as well.”