"Love isn't something you convince people to do."
That took my breath away the first time I heard it. Riding home on the bus, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, I stopped and pressed rewind when Cheryl Strayed said those words on her podcast, Dear Sugar, a few month back. I keep returning to it, keep turning it over in my head. The message, of course, isn't new. That's something you hear in songs and movies all the time, the idea that you shouldn't have to make someone love you.
But, well, it's always worth a reminder, right? Friends, family, other halves — they don't need convincing. Just let go, do you, and let the chips fall.