"To love someone long-term is to attend a thousand funerals of the people they used to be," the quote by psychology writer Heidi Priebe reads. "The people they're too exhausted to be any longer. The people they don't recognise inside themselves anymore. The people they grew out of, the people they never ended up growing into. We so badly want the people we love to get their spark back when it burns out; to become speedily found when they are lost."

"But it is not our job to hold anyone accountable to the people they used to be," the quote continues. "It is our job to travel with them between each version and to honour what emerges along the way. Sometimes it will be an even more luminescent flame. Sometimes it will be a flicker that disappears and temporarily floods the room with a perfect and necessary darkness."

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