After viewing the latest Jersey Shore I was strongly reminded of how closely my old roommates' long-term relationship resembled that of Ronn and Sammi. They went out for 3-4 years and probably the first 3 months were the only ones not spent in fight mode or in some Philip K. Dick mindfuck movie on relationships. They'd fight until they fucked, fuck until they fought. Take little separations and then openly "cheat" on each other until one of them caved and demanded they get back together. On one of their bigger "breakups" she moved home and he was crushed, had to be on sleeping pills, and his Mom contacted mine too see if he was really OK. My other roommates and I had to have a fucking bro talk with him about it; they got back together. Then, when one of them was out of town they'd fuck who ever they'd had their eye on at work/the bar. This lasted until the last house I lived in with him. He finally found a girl he was willing to break up with his girlfriend to be with. His long term girl had basically been living at our house so there was the inevitable confrontation when she came to get her shit. There was screaming and shouting, stuff was thrown out of the front door, and me and my other roommate had to get in between them when the shoving started. There was a nice piece of cracked drywall and I got too see her tits one last time when her tube top slipped off. Later, after he had broken up with the next girlfriend, she came by every now and then too fuck him. She's now engaged to someone else and has just had her second kid with her fianceé. My roommate assured me that he'd just need to dial her number to get another go in the sheets. Honestly, I don't think Ive ever been "in love." I've been hardcore infatuated/smitten/head-over-heels for some girls but never long enough for that type of shit. Most of the time if I'm seeing a girl and there is too much friction I just cut it off. Maybe I've built a nice cold shell around my heart but I couldn't ever handle some stupid shit like what my roommate did, no matter how loopy I was for a girl. FOCUS: In the spirit of the holiday, what's the most toxic relationship you have ever been witness to? Were you a participant? Like Martin Lawrence, did you drive to the club in your PJs and timb (sic) boots to pick up your girl?