Originally Posted by MediaArtist
For the guys here who went through a vicious divorce process, in retrospect, did you see the signs that things weren't going to work out early on?
I have a few friends who went through crushing divorces, and one of the things they admit is that early on they saw the signs of potential problems, but they let something blind them (beauty, denial, imagined connection, etc).
Yes. See my above (re-edited) post.
That said, you'll never find someone who's absolutely perfect. You just have to recognize the shortcomings and be OK with the possibility that you might not be able to change those shortcomings. That's why I won't date a girl, who, say, would be really cute if only she lost 15 pounds.