- a temporary condition of torment or suffering
- temporary state or process of "cleansing" after death in preparation for Heaven
If only 'relationship purgatory' was temporary, and the reward of relationship 'heaven' was inevitable.
The particular relationship purgatory I have/had placed myself in was not always one of torment. But it certainly was a place neither here, nor there; neither heaven nor hell; and by necessity temporary. If one stays forever in a state without growth, one will eventually have to admit it is a hell they are in.