I have no doubt in M/T's relationship it took two people. But the fact of the matter is both were given new opportunities/ with other partners Now it may be that Maxim and Tatiana just clique and it may be all that Tatiana really is a reported sweatheart. But reports are clear that those two are able to compromise/have a good working relationship. In contrast there were some pretty strong reports that Maria was just as nasty to Jerome as she use to be to Trankov. Sometimes if you are rude and nasty to a person, they may be just rude and nasty back. This being said I do hate how it can always be " blame the women in these kind of break ups." And as for well Maxim stayed for all of these years. Skating is Maxim's career, and people stay in jobs they hate, for financial/career reasons all the time. There's nothing wrong with waiting until its career wise best for you to jump ship.