All Or Nothing At All
Juvenile love affairs are pretty polarized affairs. All on, all off. When they break, it can be absolute (or at least until the next week-end dance!) As one ages, affairs of the heart become more nuanced, the possibilties more varied, but it still hurts when it doesn't work out. That is one reason why an inter-office affair is such a bad idea. And so, like the old song, it becomes nothing at all...although there are exceptions to the rule. Some ex-lovers get along well, although usually at a safe distance. The reason entertainment celebrities get so much press about their affairs may be due the natural curiousity people have in seeing the "rules" bent or broken, a vicarious thrill with no risk involved.