What broke your heart?

My father was a gay man, but he "tried to be straight". He ended up marrying my mother. It of course ended in divorce, but not on bad terms.

My mom has never dated or had a boyfriend since then (25 years), and to my knowledge no one has ever approached her in a romantic way, before or after my dad.

A few years before he died, my dad admitted to me that he always had love for my mom, but he was never IN love with her.

While I am glad that my dad finally came out of the closet and lived his life as his true self, it broke my heart to hear he never romantically loved my mom.

My mother is the sweetest, kindest, most humble soul on Earth and it makes me so sad that no one has ever been in love with her. She deserves a much happier life than the one she's lived.

/r/AskReddit Thread