“If you can’t handle me at my worst, you don’t deserve me at my best”

Dear prospective life partner,

Please describe “your worst” so I have a clear picture of the challenges it presents. Please include some representative behaviors, their duration and how frequently this situation is likely to arise. I’m also going to need a detailed breakdown of the term “handle” to determine my aptitude for the task or tasks required. Lastly, please include a description of you at your best, along with its duration and frequency relative to your worst, to determine my own risk/reward situation.

If your best and worst are equal in frequency, duration, and effect that represents a neutral break-even point of no profit to me as your handler. In that event, you will find better results searching among candidates with experience and interest in codependency.