Not all relationships end in pain. Some continue in pain, some continue happily and do not end until the death of one partner. Living alone can be done happily and forever. No matter our circumstances, our lives are filled with whatever we wish and make for ourselves. The day to dayness of our lives is completely up to us, no matter who else they may involve. Living, whether alone, or with another person does not impact our intimate relationship, our part in the web of life we call nature, where, if we realize our connections and our oneness, we can live without pain.