When times are tough and nothing makes sense in the world, we are very vulnerable and let go of logic. In those instances, we look for emotional support. Sometimes in the most unlikely of places, we find it.
What happens to those relationships once we are out of the tough times? Some last, because the situation brought people who were anyway suited for each other. Some just die immediately because one person or the other misuses the trust. A few die a slow painful death. We blame our stupidity, but what we cant accept is, this is the reality of life.
I look back at some of the relationships I have formed over the years and I find ones that have fallen across all the three groups. In hindsight, I can see what drove the bond in the first place, but at that point in time, I did not see it so. A lot of times I have ended up feeling hurt and lost as the relationship died. Now, I like to just think, "Some come for a reason, some for a season, some for a lifetime."
Lifetime is also a relative term, so maybe, I am just trying to make peace with the fact that everything comes with an expiry date and I should just be thankful that when I wanted it, I got the support and the help I needed. The person I am, a complex tapestry of a million situations and incidents, will not exist without those that come for a reason, a season or a lifetime.