One of the things you cannot do in this life is impose conditions on love. Another impossibility is to expect another’s heart to accommodate your own desires and needs. You may think that cleverness, power or money will work on your behalf, but eventually you will end up feeling the way you really feel, and so will the other person, and there is no argument more useless than the one that begins with the words “But I thought we had an agreement.”
It is very hard to watch a second time. Steve Martin is a talented guy.
That is what happened to me, or at least that was something going on at the same time, a long time ago. One of us was unfaithful. There was an arrangement proposed, and that agreement became convoluted, abused, and eventually turned completely around. And that is exactly how it ended.