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(view spoiler)[Do you think Conrad should've went back to Marian at the end of the story? He did claim that she was the love of his life and the feelings she had for him 18 years ago never subsided. (hide spoiler)]
Yes! The hopeless romantic in me always wants a happy ending. She was young and inexperienced when she made the decision that she did. Clearly she regrets her choice and is apologetic. I don't like how the ending leaves you hanging!