- A New York woman said her mom disapproved of her marriage to a black man
- Their relationship deteriorated further when she got divorced
- However, she remained hopeful that her 89-year-old mom would eventually understand
An unnamed woman in New York, United States, recently shared how her mother disapproved of her marriage to a black man.
Brandon Stanton, the creator of popular blog Humans of New York, posted the woman's story on Twitter, Briefly.co.za learned.
The woman said her mom tried to dissuade her from marrying the man by warning that her grandmother would suffer a heart attack.
However, she married the man anyway and they had two children. When they later got divorced, her relationship with her mom deteriorated even further.
This is because her mom didn't believe in divorce. The woman wrote:
I wanted her to acknowledge that I'd lived an interesting life. It made me angry that she saw me as deficient. I wanted her to see that my life had meaning, even if it was on my own.
The woman's mom, who is now 89 years old, subsequently developed Alzheimer's disease. Unfortunately, this only made things worse, as she was more open with her disapproval.
The woman now fears that her mom might never fully accept her again. However, she remained hopeful:
And it carries a sting. Because I guess we never stop hoping to be understood.
Her story touched the hearts of many tweeps, many of who sent her supportive messages.
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