Okay, I was going good until this part
Her supervisor pulled her aside and told her the thing that all these years later still helped get her by. "You might be the only love they know in their life."
And now I'm crying.
"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another." -Anatole France