The man turned to go, but the woman grabbed his wrist. She tilted her head to say something, but no words came out of her mouth. Unable to speak, she wrapped her arms around him. He returned her embrace like a man saying goodbye while trying to give as much comfort as possible. It was the last time he would see her. Both of them let the highs and lows of their relationship come to life and then end with that last embrace.
Despite the fact that neither of them felt betrayed, their union frayed under the weight of tiny disagreements, and so when it came time to mend the commitment, neither of them had anything left but the silent goodbye — the way adults end relationships.