A Loveless Story: Is There a Happy Ending

You might be surprised, but not all love stories end up with “happily ever after”, but then it can be a source of inspiration for others. They were in love in the past, but the love has full of uncertainties until today, and their love story is not what you are dreaming of. Allow me to share with you my parents’ loveless love story.

My parents have been married for 41 years, and been together for 44 years. My mother met my father when she was still 16 years old and he was the only man she has ever been with. The photos I have seen my dad as a teenager resemble John Mellencamp Cougar. My dad used to drive an orange Trans Am with a black eagle painted hood, and he had a long and feathered brown hair who loved wearing tight bell-bottom jeans and white shirt. My dad was regarded as a “cool” guy and my mom was an ordinary teenage girl.

My mother attended Catholic school, who always wear uniform every day, and her hair was always curled by her mother using Coca-Cola cans. Because of her parents’ strict rules, she found dating with my dad as a great escape, and her image drastically changed. She suddenly became hot and gorgeous. I saw her photo at a carnival wearing a yellow halter-top belly blouse and a tight bell-bottom jeans. She loved ironing her hair before there were curling irons and hair straighteners.

My parents grew up in the famous and less dangerous place, Brooklyn. Children were still able to ride bikes to school, and used uncuttable bike locks to secure it during classes. My mom was allowed to hang out at the park with friends until dusk, and my dad loved party all night long.

My mom accepted my dad’s wedding proposal at the age of 19 because she wanted to get out of her parents’ house. My mom craved for freedom because my grandmother was extremely hard on my mom.

My mother got pregnant at the age of 24, and my parents moved in Queens, where my father made really good money working in a telephone company. My mom always wanted to have a baby, and when she got pregnant with me, they decided to move to New Jersey. My mother spent her twenty years of life taking of us, and she was a good mom.

However, as time passes by, the love, appreciation, and connection have vanished. They lived a routine life manyout so much memorable memories of their love and affection. My mother gave up her career and entered married life just to escape prison, not knowing the life sentence it brings.