After watching The Time Traveler’s Wife, you know what love is worth waiting a lifetime for.

7 min readJan 1, 2024

This can’t be true.

Such an incredible life experience and such incredible love cannot possibly appear in our lives.

It can only exist in fiction, in the novels of American female writer Audrey Niffenegger, and in “The Time Traveler’s Wife”.

The novel does not provide readers with a reason to love, it only provides a reason to wait: waiting because of love.

Love doesn’t need a reason, maybe it really doesn’t. “I have no choice. He’s coming. I’m here.”

The novel uses ingenious conception, extraordinary charm, and concise, vivid and elastic language to tell us that the most romantic love is when a person grows old slowly while waiting for another person.

The background of Love is a modern American city, with cars, computers, lottery tickets and stocks, beautiful houses and gardens, and all the necessary props for modern life.

Like all love, there is physical pleasure, emotional attachment and spiritual loss.

The difference is that the mental loss is so huge that it is completely beyond the ability of ordinary people to bear the weight.

But this is not a tragedy, but an ode to love that transcends time and space.

A man and a woman are indispensable characters in normal love, and “The Time Traveler’s Wife” is no exception.

We will instinctively focus on them, Henry and Claire.




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