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Spoiler Alert: Unconditional Love Is a Myth (Mostly)

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My mom once told me that the reason she always wanted to have a child was so that at least one person would love her unconditionally.

If I think of the implications of that statement both from the perspective of how lonely and unloved she felt and what an unbearable burden that was on me from the moment I was born, it makes me weep.

While I wasn’t conscious of this as a child growing up, I was very much aware of my role in life. I understood at a deeply unconscious level that without my unquestioning devotion to my mother, she felt empty, and what child wants that for a parent?

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