You think about your soulmate being out there, someone you’ve never met. But what if you’ve already met him and he says, ‘Oh, I can’t give you what you deserve right now. Let’s take a break, maybe pause what we’ve got going. I love you; it’s not that I don’t love you. I just can’t do this right now. I’ve got school and work and I’m not giving you enough attention. Maybe fate will bring us back together, I think it will. I’ll still check on you but I just can’t be with you right now.’ So you go on about your life, maybe you stay in touch or maybe you don’t. You meet new people. Maybe you fall in love again, perhaps you don’t. Maybe you still think about the way he smiled at you, the way he held you so tight when you told him how you didn’t want to lose him. And then one day he’s like, ‘Hey you. How are you? By the way, I’ve been thinking about you. I’m done with school and I’ve started my career. I.. I still love you. I’m ready to give you everything I’ve got. What do you say, can we give it another shot?’ How about that? Can you even wrap your mind around that concept? In our society, we assume that when a relationship ends it’s over for good. Then we get all bitter and depressed and we end up hating the person, sealing the door shut and forever preventing re-entry. What would happen if we ended things civilly? What if we kept that door open? What if your soulmate is trapped behind the brick wall you built up to guard your heart? All I’m saying is to open your mind. Nothing is what it seems. Maybe “I can’t do this right now” means “I love you.“ Maybe “I can’t see you” means “it hurts too much to be away, and seeing you would only make it worse.” Maybe “goodbye” means “I’ll see you again someday when the time is right, when I can love you the way you deserve to be loved.