Elongated Man is just an excuse for his wife.
How could Ralph find the perfect woman, and Ray Palmer go oh so very, very wrong.
Although, Ryan Choi the next Atom, had a very surprising and dedicated girlfriend... The villainess from Wonder Woman's Rogues gallery Gigantress, who when she finally caught up with the murderer of her beloved, broke bone after bone in Dwarfstar's tiny little body until he died.
You bring back Rlaph, then Sue gets raped by Doctor Light again and then killed by Jean Loring AGAIN.
The cycle is inescapable.
Better limbo than being tied to that karmic wheel.