From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual,” by Arnold Kunst
Be prepared to mean “NO,” not just say it. With the passage of time you may find out that the compatibility thing just isn’t there between you and your potential life’s mate and, hard though it may be, the two of you need to part company.
Going to the trouble of finding a mate of that calibre is a little like buying a car. Maybe this particular model is on sale until midnight Sunday, and it’s almost the right one for you, but you must walk away. There’ll be another sale next week. “Buy in haste and repent at leisure” is a mug’s game – whether we’re talking cars or life’s partners.