How about screwing up marriage with a decent woman because he (NT physicist) hits midlife and thinks he's met his dream woman? He tells wife he wants to explore the new relationship. She says sure, go ahead and move out. A month later, things haven't worked out with new gf, he wants to move back in. Wife waits to hear words to the effect of "I made a big mistake." She hears no such words. Divorce is pending.
That is intelligent?