If you have to ask someone to change, to tell you they love you, to bring wine to dinner, to call you when they land, you can’t afford to be with them.
Remember what the girls from "Sex and the City" think about being single, get to know what Liz Gilbert thinks about broken hearts or Rainer Maria Rilke and Jo Courdert tell you about the relationship to yourself.
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Burroughs called his greatest novel 'Naked Lunch,' by which he meant it's what you see on the end of a fork. Telling the truth. It's very difficult to do that in fiction because the whole process of writing fiction is a process of sidestepping the truth. I think he got very close to it, in his way, and I hope I've done the same in mine.