The End of Character Relationships = Finality? Part 1/2

Hello all! Apologies for being away so long. I haven’t done such a great job keeping up with my blog lately, but I’m back! The topic here is character relationships. Specifically, the end of relationships. I know, it is so short I don’t even think it warrants as a whole part. I was planning on doing a much more extensive version of this topic, so I plan to add on to this very short post in the near future.

Relationships are tools to help us create a multi-dimensional character. Yet, how far do we go when it comes to the end of a relationship between characters? And, unless the character is dead, is there really a finality to the relationship? Sometimes relationships do not last. This is inevitable. There is nothing wrong with that, of course, but does the end of every relationship render finality? Better yet, does there need to be? Perhaps these questions hold true in reality as well.When things don’t work out in reality, is that reason enough to cast our characters away and never hear from them again?

How do you deal with the end of relationships in your novels and do they emulate what you see or experience during everyday life?  Do you think the finality of relationships in books between characters is too harsh or unrealistic based on what you have experienced or read (or written, even)? And do you think there needs to be a finality in relationships…ever, generally speaking? I would love to hear your thoughts on the matter. Please feel free to share in the “comments” section below!



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