When they got married, they thought life had finally started. Shelly found a partner that loved the same things they did. The first five years were beautiful, but then things changed. Shelly noticed that their partner no longer tried to plan weekends together. They started arguing more. Shelly still enjoyed being outdoors—kayaking especially. But now, kayaking had become a solo activity. Shelly now wonders if there’s hope when so much of life is a solitary experience.