Optimists usually say that love can overcome all, but they are wrong. Contrary to what they believe love can never overcome constant criticism, permanent diminish, someone else always telling you that what you do is not correct, does not have a purpose or is not accepted. When you are the object of comparison love tends to grow weaker. When you are made the reason for a new joke, love tends to fade away. Optimists are wrong, is not love that overcomes everything, but tolerance, patience and acceptance, three characteristics that I am afraid I am running out of.