After spending years dating men of the potential of who they could be when they went to therapy, graduated, got that job, or sobered up…I can tell you with full assurance that being in the reality always ends up being better than fantasy.
Coming back to reality may hurt but…fantasies always end.+
And I think you would prefer to write that ending, rather than have a dramatic ending.
Dramatic endings are what happen when you deceive yourself about who you are with.
No personal experience there—of course.