What my Mom’s Suicide Taught me About Love

Between Hollywood’s Rom-Coms and the annual commercialization of Valentine’s Day, we’ve been socialized to believe that the feeling state of love is found from external sources. In 2018, Romantic Comedies grossed $241 million in North America alone. According to the National Retail Federation, consumers spent $20.7 billion on Valentine’s Day this year. We’re constantly bombarded with the message that to be happy, we need love from a partner, family members, our friends and our pets. … More What my Mom’s Suicide Taught me About Love