As he sat at the table in front of me, I could see the heavy monster of gratitude sitting on his shoulders, squishing his breath out and leaving him speechless. It is easy to deny the fact that gratitude is all that is left in a relationship. Gratitude is a ‘big’ feeling. It tricks you into believing that there is still hope to change something. But there isn’t any hope. There is just a heavy monster of gratitude that needs to be shaken off. This furry creature, however, should never be forgotten. Being thankful to the ones that care about us is still essential. Nevertheless, we cannot be dragging monsters of gratitude around because this way we will never get anywhere past the arms reach of the one who placed that monster on our shoulders.