* this is the third picture from my new series 'Revolutionary Road'. Check all the story in my blog post here.
Today’s story is a story of one break up and an inner desire to mend things that can’t be mended.
Every relationship demands a lot of time investment and energy from both sides. Starting a relationship, it is easy to be overwhelmed by positive emotions and disappearing feeling of loneliness. The more time goes, the more partners become involved in the stories of each other, feelings and world outlook. Sometimes the desires of partners are too diverse, sometimes there are too many third parties involved, sometimes there is disrespect and the constant desire to take, but not to give. I believe each of us can add tons of other reasons when relationships start to remind a burden rather than a happy fairy tale. Millions of books written on the topic, tons of film shot.
Some people are mesmerized by the idea of finding the ideal partner. I was blessed to be not involved in that crappy stuff. There are two most important things for me in a relationship, one being trust, the second being respect. The moment I have lost one of them, the relationship started to look like a glass cube that slides out of a skyscraper (real thing in Australia, check – Eureka Skydeck 88). Precisely said, beautiful and unusual from outside, quite painful and unstable inside.
When it comes to breaking up, it is hard not to start feeling sad. Time spent on building something together, emotions and stories involved, secrets kept… It is hard to admit, but sometimes it is the only way out.
A break up is a small death.
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