Growing apart is easy. Entropy is scientifically proven to be the natural proclivity of things, of life. So unless we intentionally invest in time and energy to move towards an organized outcome/goal, most states of affairs fall apart, relationships as well. Relationships especially.
“Sorry I missed your call; I was in a meeting,” she texted after having intentionally screened the call to avoid a phone conversation.
“Sorry, I can’t come out tonight. I am caught up at work,” he lied, as he poured himself a drink.
“Ugh. I’m so sorry but can we reschedule? My niece asked if I could help her with work this weekend,” she said apologetically, making sure that she weaved her niece into the lie so it sounded more believable, and less refutable.
Because growing together requires commitment, intentionality, hard work, whereas growing apart only requires the withdrawal of effort.
Because in Chocolate, Vanilla, Choose, not choosing is also a choice.