I've always been of the opinion that any relationship could find a way to work if both sides were committed to it and they weren't completely clueless about how communicate. The ones that fail are the ones who reach a point where they will not or cannot compromise; when they believe it would be more worthwhile to search for a better relationship than try to repair the current.
Sometimes its a matter of not knowing how to compromise, sometimes its an idea of how a relationship should be that can't be given up, sometimes a matter of "who we are" that we can't betray.
If I were to describe what my perfect man would be in this light, it would a
Last Friday or Thursday (don't remember which) this girl came up to me and my friends and started telling us a Christmas story. I thought it was really good so I scoured the internet for a copy, and although its a little different, It's basically the same story and I thought I'd share it with you:
Once there was a store that sold lots of jingle bells---and only jingle bells. As the customers came in, and picked the jingle bells up, the bells would jingle their best, hoping that they would be taken to a nice warm loving home. The littlest jingle bell had many problems. Customers would pick it up, and it would ring for them with all it's might