Long after breaking up with me you wanted us to have sex while your new boyfriend watched. Problem was I still loved you and couldn’t go there, even to be physically close to you. What’s in my heart made anything except truly making love with you impossible. M.E.
He had placed himself at her feet so long
that the poor little woman had been accustomed
to trample upon him. She didn’t wish to marry him,
but she wished to keep him. She wished to give
him nothing, but that he should give her all.
It is a bargain not unfrequently levied in love.
From “Vanity Fair”
by William Makepeace Thackeray