In that same blog that I read, there's a mention of 1 half of a couple being terminally ill. This brings to mind an incident a couple of years back that I read from the newspaper. A man got married to his long time girlfriend even though she had only 3 months left to live. Some people will say that it's no point, or that the girl should not do this to her lover, etc. I don't know what went through in the minds of those 2 persons, but I'll imagine the best scenario I can think of.
The thing that the guy wanted most in his life is to be married to his lover, and be able to give her love till the day that either or both of them died. 就算只剩一天，也要好好活. Even if only 1 day is left, he would want to be with her, to give her happiness.
The girl knew that she is dying. She do not want her lover to bear the burden of being a widow when 3 months is all she can give him. But she knows that he would not want to have it any other way. She can't give him a lifetime of happiness, do she want to deny him that 3 months as well? She is not being selfish. She just wanted to use what she has left to love her lover.
This will be the 轰 轰 烈 烈 的爱情. So sad, so 无奈 and yet so beautiful. I prefer to 一起变老, but if I am put into such circumstances, then I think I'll make similar decisions.
Giving is the essence of all relationship, not only love. The same could be said about employer/employee, parent/son, friends, etc. Whatever I do, I will put you ahead of myself, and you'll do likewise. This way, there's balance, and maximum benefits can be obtained for each other. Sounds so logical and unromantic, but if everyone do what I said, then this world will become that bit more romantic.