This article really puts relationships into perspective:

Relationships Come and Go

“When we come to expect that life will always be changing, and our relationships will always be changing, it becomes less surprising and less shocking when it actually happens.

There’s a tremendous power in being able to see your life how it is right now and accepting that it won’t always be that way.
By recognizing the impermanent and transient nature of our lives – including our relationships – we appreciate what we have more when we have it. We learn not take the people in our lives for granted, because they may not always be there tomorrow.”

Marcus Aurelius was dropping knowledge bombs ahead of his time:

  • “The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.”
  • “Observe always that everything is the result of a change, and get used to thinking that there is nothing Nature loves so well as to change existing forms and to make new ones like them.”
  • “Is any man afraid of change? Why? What can take place without change?”

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