“You hesitated!” his girlfriend was starting to get angry.
She’d just asked him jokingly if he would still love her if she lost a leg.
Just like many couples, they enjoyed flirting with hypothetical situations. You know, the kind that would never actually happen?
But as they found out that weekend, the jokes were over. Life had just gotten real.
She had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, turning their lives upside down.
He was about to embark on his grad school career, and this was totally unexpected.
Her illness had made her extremely volatile, alienating all their friends. He was the only one there for her.
But he just didn’t know how to deal with it.
The questions they had asked each other as jokes had come back to haunt them. In real life.