It’s not about the labels or becoming official. It’s about getting to know someone well enough to develop genuine feelings for them. It’s about being understanding and forgiving when situations are at their worst. It’s about loving someone, not for what they have to offer but who they are. It’s never about blaming your significant other for not treating you like how you want to be treated, it’s about how hard they try to keep you around.
That child is not sad. That child is not angry. That child is not wondering what kind of life he could of lived. That child does not think, “Mother, why did you not love me? That child is not thinking at all.
The only people it immediately affects are the parents. It’s their decision, no one else’s.