Life has a way of just happening. You can prepare for the very worst and still be unprepared for the things that will break you the most.
I guess that’s the way it has to be: The tragedies we can’t imagine have the power to turn our world upside down.
1. Now that you no longer have this person, you’d happily take all the bad just to get some of the good just one more time.
Our minds are good at burying unpleasant memories and focusing on the good instead. We’re good at barely remembering the bad.
The bad memories start to seem less bad. All of a sudden, you feel like you could have dealt with your loved one’s complaining for the rest of your life.
You feel like you could have put up with all the mistakes your partner made — the way he or she wouldn’t appreciate you, the uncertainty you felt in the relationship — as long as you could hold your lover in your arms again.
You know it wasn’t always sunshine and rainbows, but anything is better than the darkness that now surrounds you.