I think I should just acknowledge that I stink at relationships and just accept that truth. There comes a point when it's not worth trying any more -- the rewards don't equal the pain. I acknowledge I am no good at playing golf, and so I don't put myself through that. After junior high, I wasn't tall enough to play basketball, so I put it behind me. For me, relationships simply don't do any better than those types of sports. And the cost is much, much higher.
So I officially submit my resignation from the dating world. I'm better off giving my attention to the things I can do without feeling like I'm in some dang made-for-TV movie.