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A Loveless Story: Surely Not Your Ordinary Love Story

My parent’s love story is not what every fairy tale story should end, “And they live happily ever after.”. My parents have a unique love story to tell. Allow me to share my parent’s unique love story.

They have been married for forty-one years, and been living together for forty-four years. My mom was only then 16 years old when she met my father, and he was the only man she ever dated. The photos I have seen my dad as a teenager resemble John Mellencamp Cougar. My dad had a long and feathered brown hair who loved wearing tight bell-bottom jeans and white shirt, and he used to drive an orange Trans Am. He was considered a “cool” kid and my mom was a complete opposite.

My mom was innocent, young, and wore uniform every day as she attended Catholic School, with her hair 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 became hot and fabulous! She has a photo taken at a carnival wearing a yellow halter-top belly blouse and a tight bell-bottom jeans. She said she used to iron her hair to straighten it because there were no hair straighteners before.

My parents had their childhood and teenage years in Brooklyn, a famous and less dangerous place. 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.

Just to get out of her parents’ house, my mother decided to accept my father’s wedding proposal. My mom craved for freedom because my grandmother was extremely hard on my mom.

My mom got pregnant at the age of 24, and my parents moved to Queens, where my father made good money working in a telephone company. She always have dreamed to be a mom, and when she got pregnant with their second child, they moved to New Jersey. For the rest of her life, my mom was a dedicated mother to my brother and I.

However, as time passes by, the love, appreciation, and connection have vanished. They have been with us and decided to remain married but have not really create meaningful and romantic memories together. I hope my mother had a second chance, she is a good mom but was not able to pursue a career because she entered married life just to escape prison, not realizing the life sentence it provides.

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