Stop chasing your fantasy girlfriend, that fantasy relationship, that fantasy sex, or anything that makes you want to act like a fictional character. Tv shows and movies always project love as the epitome of happiness, what they don’t equally show is the other side of the coin: if it goes wrong, it has the potential to wreck you. And there aren’t any ancient lessons full of wisdom in breakups; what you get is hurt, regret, time waste, and prolonged depression.
I am not telling you not to be in relationships, I am asking you to treat reality with the seriousness it deserves. For once, open your eyes and treat fiction as fiction. This is not a compromise, it’s being practical.