One day worse came to worse. He figured they had a lot in common, and after a period of getting to know each other, they’d live happily ever after. And for a while they did.
But an unintended consequence arose Each brought out the best in each other, and whatever they once saw in each other was gone They fought regularly; they gave each other no peace.
Over time, they returned to their old worse, and worser, selves But that’s not what encouraged them to give it another try.
It seems a “little worse” was on the way.