Life and Love

The Inevitable "What Now?"

You know those questions you hesitate to ask out of fear of what the answer will be? Those consuming, anxiety-inducing ones you aim to avoid at all costs. They're stressing regardless of the situation, but especially so in the context of relationships. You like someone, they like you, you talk, you fall in love, yada yada, yet throughout it all, you’re convinced you two can never actually be together. And so it remains: “it’s complicated.”

As far as social media has allowed it, the idea that two individuals can “decide their fate” before physically living it,...