I suggest you keep on reading. And ask yourself: do you want it to change? It's not bad in itself to long for something more. As Laura wrote somewhere else, everyone wants to have someone in their life with whom they can be themselves with no barrier. It's normal. The question is, what to do about the feeling of longing? It's certainly not good to be stuck in that mode for too long. Unfortunately, I have no answer to the question: how to get out of it "for good"? I suspect you never really do, but what you can do when feeling that way, is focusing on helping someone who's in the same place - since many of us here are in the same boat. If only by sharing whatever insights you've gained about yourself and others from reading the novels. You never know: it might help somebody.I’m really getting pulled into the”longing mode”. Did you just keep reading and it brought up things to examine? I feel like I’ll never get out of the longing for something more. Will this change?