Thought Catalog


I did not allow my parents choices to make me bitter towards all of society or others dealing with addiction or mental illness. Theirs is only one story of countless others and while many individuals in these situations or otherwise may seem tough, everyone has a heart and they need love the most.

They are pessimistic about love. They don’t believe in it, they think it doesn’t exist, they think it all fades away or maybe they stopped believing in romance, they feed you negative messages about relationships and it becomes difficult for you to get these messages out of your head when you’re dating someone.