I’ve had a wide variety of relationships and combinations and the one thing I’ve learned is that when you begin to over-think obsessively it’s a clear sign that you have some stuff to work out before you may be ready to proceed. Advice from people you don’t know (e.g. me) is usually best taken with a truckload of salt but for what it’s worth I’d say bin the idea for now. It’s really not as complicated as your article makes it seem, which means you’re basically creating roadblocks for yourself, which means — you shouldn’t proceed. But if you do, good luck.

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