I have started hating the cliche statement "people enter our lives for a reason, season, or lifetime".
You find yourself questioning everything. You find yourself placing people and situations in 'categories'. You question why the strongest connections end up being seasons when you want them to be a lifetime.
You question why the universe would bring someone or something into your space and then take it away. You question it all. And over and over again.
I read a statement today that said "we only get disappointed if we try to force relationships beyond their purpose". That literally changed that whole "cliche" statement [for me] into something different.
You literally expect one thing to happen and "force it" instead of going with the flow. And at the end of the day, the universe may have different plans. The plans might still end up being what you want, but you aren't letting them happen organically. And this goes for not just relationships, but situations [life].
I know what I said might not have made a lot of sense [complete brain dump], but I've just been spending some time thinking about what reasons, seasons, and lifetimes really mean. And if I am thinking about it, someone else is too.