Does love come and go?

I always expected to marry the right person. Reared with a traditional but illusive “Prince Charming” narrative, I imagined my own “prince” would appear, and each of us would find the solid and lasting love that would make us feel whole.

I did meet someone when I was in my twenties. I felt without any doubt that he was the right one. Then I found out about an unresolved relationship from his past. But since I trusted that our relationship was meant to be, I felt that it would work out. 

So when he announced his decision to continue instead with his other relationship, I was shocked and brokenhearted. A period of solitude followed, filled with deeper study of the books I’d come to rely on as a new student of Christian Science—the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s writings—and an earnest desire to understand how to create a lasting relationship. 

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When forgiving seems hard
July 8, 2019

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