Take a document, make a copy of it, then make a copy of that copy and so on. Each “generation” or subsequent copy suffers a loss in quality from the one that preceded it. Relationships work the same way. Each time you makeup/breakup the quality of that relationship degrades. Eventually, in time, it will barely resemble what it started out as.
A perfect representation of the “makeup/breakup effect”:
Relationships have a life span. Once someone chooses to breakup with their partner, it’s over. Of course you can choose to get back together ad nauseum, but it’ll never be the same. Guaranteed.
It is always time and effort better spent developing new, fresh prospective women than it will ever be in attempting to reconstruct a failed relationship. Never root through the trash once the garbage has been dragged to the curb. You get messy, your neighbors see you do it, and what you thought was worth digging for is never as valuable as you thought it was.”
-Tomassi, “Iron Rule #7”