Relationships are easy to fix
When you aren’t in them.
They, however, were: and life
And character and circumstance
Had not been kind to their intentions.
Life almost invariably frustrates expectations,
Even when we aren’t entirely sure
Where our expectations came from, in the first place.
For them, each had an image of marriage
Formed before either of them really knew
Exactly what it meant to be ‘married’.
So the struggle goes on.
Life involves so much change;
But the hardest changes are the ones
We have to initiate.
They are faced with having to make changes,
Either internally, to save the relationship,
Or externally, to start new lives apart.
Relationships aren’t easy to fix
When you are in them, and they
… for now