I don't agree that this is the "one law" for relationships, but I DO think you should never make the person you're with feel lonely, especially when you are there. One of the worst feelings in my opinion.
Don’t depend too much on anyone in this world,even your shadow leaves you when you’re in darkness - Agakami no shirayukihime
4 Ways to Prove to Your Spouse You Love Them (Part 1
The best times to show true love are when it isn't easy and requires personal sacrifice, selfless :-)
5 Predictors of A Break Up, according to John Gottman
Watch Out For This Red Flag In Love - warns best selling author Karen Salmansohn, founder of The Never Again Program.
You are not the only one, Mare. You are simply the first protected by the eyes of a thousand, the first they could not kill and hide away. Like the others, you are Red and Silver, and stronger than both.
Put those broken pieces back together in your own time & in your own way! Use the pain caused by this relationship as a lesson on how to spot red flags! In the 9 years my monster has been gone, I've been on 1 bad date & many amazing ones!