The most difficult idea for me to believe is that an ending, an ending to a relationship, is not inevitable.
Now, this is not a question of life and death — that is an insurmountable obstacle — but a question of starting a relationship with the sense, and acceptance, that it inevitably will be over in a time shorter than progression to the next stage.
I want to be married. I want to have children. I want to build a family. Somehow, though, I see every new relationship as inevitably ending before those things get in reach.
If I start with that, it will end. So, that’s my challenge for this year: to not start with the finish in mind.
How does one do that?