How to Fall Out of Love

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In a way, falling in love is easy. You just let yourself free-fall from a cliff and let gravity do its job. It’s like a magnet drawing you in, and you can’t fight it or force it.

Falling out of love is harder.

You have to pull yourself up from something that’s sucking you in. You have to move against the current.

Sometimes I wonder if I would be better at this cycle of in-and-out-of-love had I gotten an earlier start at it. I was twenty years old the first time I fell in love, a young age by all means. But most people, as far as I know, learn the repertoire of love and heartbreak at a much more tender age.