Writer Hillary Kelly comments, "This is how you do it." Agreed. None of this nonsense about 'Let's stay friends and prolong the agony.' End a relationship with finality and move on, as demonstrated by Helene Schjerfbeck, a Finnish painter who died in 1946.
We learn this lesson thanks to Jennifer Higgie, who arrived at this research dead end while writing The Mirror and the Palette: Rebellion, Revolution, and Resilience: Five Hundred Years of Women's Self Portraits.
-via Lawrence Everett