What is love? Most stay away from it as though it were the plague. Its clichéd, it’s been done, it’s boring. I will be honest, most love stories depict the five minute meet and greet and sex at the end. but what happens after that? Where does it go? Marriage...real marriage is a trial and test of the human emotion of love at its fullest. So you fall in love and get married and you have some kids, but eventually you grow apart. Typically, it's time for a divorce. But flip that emotional coin and say suddenly your loved one is sick...no dying. Everything changes, and you see your partner in love as they truly are, as they have always been. Now…finally, you see them the way they were always meant to be seen. You fall in love again, but this time is different… scarier, because now, they have the pieces of your soul. Pieces you can never take back again. Years pass and marriage vows begin to take on a whole new meaning, as you hold your loved ones head over the toilet while they vomit. But instead of revulsion, there is the need to fight back those tears of helplessness, of fear. There are hospital visits and medication that make them deathly ill, but it’s not all bad. There are moments, simple moments. Maybe you are watching TV and something funny happens and you turn and look at each other and smile. You don’t have to talk, not anymore, because every feeling is shared already, through a single look. And then there is that moment of death, that moment where your soul is ripped apart. It is over. Do you go on? or do you follow? Who can truly answer such a question, unless they have been there? Romance is not a dead genre, so don't give up on it. We just need to search harder and look deeper, and then tell the story the way it is meant to be told. This is what a love story should be.