By Anonymous - 12/6/2020 05:05

A writer writes

Today, my boyfriend came across an old poem I wrote. I like to write horror stuff, but he was disturbed, called it “silly” and “sad”, and said he didn’t want to have a girlfriend who thinks about stuff like that. I'm now discouraged from becoming a writer. FML
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By  Mary Margaret  |  3

1) if you want to be a writer, you have to be prepared for bad feedback of your work. Take the feedback that is right, and ignore the rest.

That being said, this is not the case here.

2) Your boyfriend is a dick. All the time, even when you think it is fine. Dump him and go write.

Per a professional writer

You should never let someone discourage you from pursuing your passion! What you write is none of your boyfriend’s business. He clearly doesn’t understand you, your preferred genre, or how to treat people he cares about.
I think that you need to have a serious conversation with him. If he belittles you or keeps disparaging your work simply because it “disturbs” him, you should probably consider leaving him.
Also, you said that he “came across” an old poem—was he looking through your stuff without permission? That isn’t okay.