I started reading a new book. Try and guess it from the following description: in the first chapter, the main character’s wife dies.
Can you guess?
It feels contrived in plots when they kill off the partner in the beginning of the story. Or a divorce or any kind of forced separation. Sometimes the couple is separated, and then the story becomes a whole reunion tale. The end, of course, comes when they meet again. Can’t people go on adventures together? Why do pairs either have to be severed or discovered in the course of a story? No wonder people are commitment phobic.
People can grow and change together. I just want to throw that out there. Life doesn’t end once you are in a relationship.