My theory goes as follows. The 13th Lord Commander gave his soul to what seems to be a female White Walker when he gave her his seed. He bound his brothers to him with spells and the two of them ruled over the Night’s Watch as king and queen, the Night’s King and Queen, for thirteen years before King Bran the Breaker and King-Beyond-the-Wall Joramun “brought them down”. Old Nan suggests that the Night’s King was both named Brandon and a brother to the King of Winter who brought him down. The only way this is possible is if the Night’s King was a bastard, Brandon Snow. Also, due to the prohibition against kinslaying, Bran the Breaker spared his half-brother’s life, but had him buried alive in the Frostfangs and to ensure his good behavior imprisoned his queen in the Winterfell crypts’ lower level, near the hot springs, for safe-keeping. Because as Maester Aemon said, “ice preserves”, the Night’s Queen is extraordinarily long-lived and the Night’s King gave his soul to her so he is bound to her as Sauron was bound to the one ring in Lord of the Rings. The Old Keep where the crypts are is a drum tower with gargoyles on the roof. As with any prison, the warden cannot leave. Therefore, there must always be a Stark in Winterfell.
There is a big difference between being realizing that you are unlikable, and realizing that you can’t be liked by everyone. Nonetheless, I recently had one of these realizations. This incident taught me that, no matter how hard you try, you simply can’t please everyone. It did not teach me that I am unlikable, it taught me that I am not always likable. No one on earth is completely unlikable, there will always be someone that values them as a person, or appreciates their company. Not being able to live with the fact that you can’t please everyone is a valid problem, but trying to deal with the fact that no one will ever like you is not. There is someone out there who will value and appreciate you as a human being. You just have to find them. Surprised, and honestly quite offended, I showed it to one of my close friends, who chuckled, and blew it off quite quickly. I have a tendency to worry a bit too much about how others feel about me, so this irked me more than I wish it had. The problem might be your own expectations. There are lots of faithful men out there. Most men really aren’t the kinds of men who would readily sleep around. For most men, marriage is more than a Sacrament, but a profession, and we throw ourselves into it. It is true that men are not the most sentimental, emotional types because, in truth, women do not want that, even if they say that they’d like their men to open up more. The problem with that is that women do not respect men the same way, and often their esteem for their men drops when a man becomes a bit too emotional, because women expect men to be a rock, a pillar of strength in a troublesome world. Women themselves need to become more mature in this regard if they wish their men to open up without losing respect in this regard.