There are many fine things in life that don’t get much of a mention. Glue is one of them. Beyond childhood I don’t suppose many of us think about glue until we need some, and that’s when something is broken. So glue is a sort of crisis response.
It’s like that with relationships too. We often don’t pay them much attention until they break, only then, in crisis, do we look for a bonding agent to repair the damage, but it’s often too late.
“If it ain’t broken don’t fix it” my be good advice sometimes, but some things need fixing as we go along or they break down.