Perfectionist, hypersensitive, over-sexed, bad-tempered….which fault wrecked your marriage?

There are all sorts of reasons why people’s marriages crack up. It is never the fault of just one. It is the two of them together, and, of course, the people around them. For example, nothing kills a relationship faster than if one spouse does not get along with the friends and family of the other spouse. No matter how strong their love and bond, the relationship is doomed–unless they move far away and get new friends and only see their family a few times a decade.
But other faults such as the tendency to be a perfectionist, being hypersensitive (that would be me), being over-sexed (ahahahahaha 🙂 )) or bad-tempered (no comment) can also wreck a perfectly good thing. The thing is, I think a lot of times it is not just the fault that does the relationship in. It is the person on the receiving end of it. Because a person can be hypersensitive and not end up getting divorced if they manage to marry someone who is sensitive to that hypersensitivity; or a person can be hot-tempered as a general rule, but then they manage to find someone who does not push those buttons, or who is able to defuse rather than ignite their wrath; or someone could be perfectionist, but with the right person, the need to be so perfect and right all the time just melts away. That brings me back to a lot of what I’ve written about on this blog about COMPATIBILITY. At the end of the day, that’s what matters. Are you and he/she compatible? Because if not, you will not be able to sustain the marriage in the long run. At least, not happily, I don’t think….but what does one do with the mate who is “over-sexed”? I wonder?