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Romantic Relationships End in 3 Ways:

  1. Break-up
  2. Divorce
  3. and Death

— John Green (p.16 of ‘Katherines’, Dutton)

[I’ve read the majority of John Green’s books with ‘An Abundance of Katherines’ being the last and have watched a lot of VlogBrothers videos.]

This is not necessarily pessimistic, nor is it nihilistic. It’s realistic but with hope. Let me explain (with 2 digressions): My least favourite of the three is divorce — it’s complicated legally, financially, and emotionally. I think I’d be okay with break-ups (or at least I assume I would be, I’ve never experienced one. But I have been rejected heaps, and they are still sucky). They hurt but hopefully not as much as divorcing does. If I had to choose between the three, I would choose death: specifically, my death (although, not by suicide or murder; sacrifice, perhaps,  but ideally ‘natural’). It seems easier. And being that Jesus rose from the dead, I know that I would gain eternal life with him and everyone else I love who are in Jesus.

And this brings me to my first digression.

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