There’s a scene in Mad Men where Don Draper and his ex-wife Betty reconnected at their son’s camp. After they made love, Betty said to Don about his current wife: “She doesn’t know that loving you is the worst way to get to you.”
What a great line. It does feel like the more you love someone the further you are from that person. When you are not so madly in love, you are more likely to be closer to that person. Loving someone else is hard when you don’t—or you think you don’t—get the same love back.
Love is such a fragile thing. One moment you could be madly in love, but the next moment you could just fall completely out of it. When love dies, it just disappears. We just keep moving on to the next things risking everything we have built together. It’s sad.