“Who do you need, who do you love /
when you come undone?”
Duran Duran, Come Undone
Many people have a specific person they would turn to for consolation in times of distress: a spouse, lover, friend, or relative. But what happens if that person isn’t the obvious choice — how does it affect other relationships? For instance, how would a character’s spouse feel if s/he took refuge in a friend or lover instead? Write a poem, scene or story about the repercussions when a person ignores a key emotional figure in his or her life and seeks comfort from someone else.
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