Watching How My Divorced Parents Handled My Dad's Hospitalization Has Changed The Way I Look At Love

Watching How My Divorced Parents Handled My Dad's Hospitalization Has Changed The Way I Look At Love

When my parents divorced in 2000, the end of their marriage changed my perception of love almost instantly.

I've been honest about it before-I have an irrational fear of love (which I wrote about here) because the crumbling of their relationship has crippled me. I've spent years actively recovering from the downfall of their union but something about for better or worse, in their marriage and in their divorce, has made me reconsider everything I once thought had broken me.

In March, my dad suffered a massive stroke and in every step of his recovery, my mom has been there. As a vessel of love for me, for the love she once had for him and for the sake of him receiving the quality of care that he deserves, while he is at his worst, she is at her best. During his sickness, sh...

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