OK, so Lois decides she can’t be with Clark because every minute they spend together is time he can’t spend saving people.
But what about all the time he’s spending at the Daily Planet???
So how about this: Clark quits the reporting gig to become the Great Novelist. Of course he spends his time saving life, the universe and everything, and that still gives him wedded bliss with Lois.
He could even write a novel – at super-speed, that shouldn’t take long.
Of course, depending on what they do next week, I may jump right back into Clex fantasies... ;-)