If relationships with countries were like relationships with people, I would be in several relationships right now, not capable of monogamy, afraid of commitment, flirty, and kind of slutty.
I would be married to Santa Fe and we had some really good years in the beginning, but now we are starting to fight. Some days it is great, some days a big horrible fight. This has been going on for a few years and something is going to happen.
Italy and I dated very seriously for years, considered marriage, but then I totally freaked out at the reality of it. We kept going on for a few more years, but then he just got overwhelming and now I need some time away from him. We are having a trial separation. I am dating other countries (although I always dated other countries anyway), but now I am dating them seriously. After a few years apart, it may all start up again, or maybe the relationship has changed and we will just be friends.
Switzerland is the wonderful old lover you have been with forever. You only see each other once a year, but it is always perfect and you always wish it could last forever. Switzerland is who I run to when Italy gets too much for me.
England is the country I am courting now, but part of me thinks maybe France is the one for me. He seems more exotic, more sunny, warmer. But England is a better match. We suit each other perfectly. He is the country that would be best for me in my later years. We could grow old together.
Hawaii is a once a year fling. Wonderful while I am there, forgotten once I leave.
New York City is my passion, but is best longed for from afar.
Canada is an old husband, divorced, forgotten, and never thought of again. But he was there for the first half of my life.