“There is nothing worse than the person you trust most, love most, and believe in most letting you down and giving up. There’s nothing worse than knowing you could cry and the person you love could watch the tears drop from your eyes, hear you ask, “How can you do this to me?” and walk away from your relationship. Nothing worse.”
“How can you love someone so f… so flawed,” I said.
“Yeah,” I said, trying to stay calm but not fully succeeding. “Flawed. Because if you just love, no matter what, like it’s not a choice, it’s just… you get what you get - then so what, you know? You may as well love a stuffed animal, or a rock, or the person behind her in the supermarket line. But if you love somebody because she’s great, because she’s extraordinary and wonderful and irreplaceable -brilliant- and then it turns out she’s not all that, in fact she’s kind of ordinary and selfish and sometimes a jerk; then what? How do you keep loving her?”