Why do love relationships fail? A more appropriate question is why do many succeed? Finding answers to both questions is analogous to defining infinity impossible because the unknowns are infinite and this author will not go there. However, two aspects of lasting love loom extremely important, namely, the origin of love that indefinable spark of attraction that unites people and the admirable quality of ingenuity that is required for relationships to survive. Love In Reverse and Scarred For Life are fictional attempts to highlight those aspects of lasting love.