From a very young age most young girls begin to plan their wedding day. Inspired by fairytales and Disney princesses, we fantasize about a magical day in which we will marry our young and handsome Prince Charming, and gallop off into the sunset on the back of his noble steed to live happily ever after.
For many, this dream comes true. But for others, it stays wildly out of reach. However, for one young girl, that dream was warped when her biological father became her one true love.
The anonymous 18-year-old girl, from the Great Lakes region of America, fell in love with her father when they reunited after a 12 year estrangement. Speaking to Science of Us for the New York Magazine, the girl explained how she was conceived on prom night when her parents were just 18-years-old.
“They were serious for about six months, but broke up while my mom was still pregnant with me. My dad wasn’t there when I was born. I think my mom’s psychological problems meant the relationship never really worked out.
She has bipolar disorder and some other mental health issues.”
Shortly after the girl was born, her mother suffered a mental breakdown.
Unable to cope with a two-year-old child, the girl was sent to live with her grandparents, which is where she began to see her father at the weekends. However, this stopped suddenly when she was five, after her controlling mother ended the meetings.
Barely able to recall the time she spent with her father, the girl can vaguely remember that he “spoilt her rotten” with Barbie Dolls and other toys. “It was a little girl’s dream,” she said. “We’d sit in the yard blowing bubbles together, and he took me to the zoo where he bought me a stuffed animal that I kept until I was 16.”
Throughout her childhood, the girl was exposed to many failed marriages of her mother’s. “My mom’s always picked the wrong guy out of the crowd and she’s had a couple of divorces,” she said, before going on to detail one of the marriages in which her mother’s “schizophrenic” husband “went crazy and tried to kill her.”
Over the years, her mother had two more children who were nine and 12 years younger than the girl. “I think of them as my brother and sister, and I also think of them as my babies because I helped raise them. ” But, despite the focus of her young siblings, the girl was craving a father figure.
It was this feeling that pushed her into the arms of her biological father…