I was very conflicted when he passed because he was abusive. He was mean, but he wanted to be a good person, and he wanted to have his family. When my mom married my stepdad he still had this huge heart where he would say, ‘I’m so glad Eddie’s taking care of you and doing the job that I wish I could do. “
Oh my goodness: that is so sad.
She understands, at least, why he struggled, as he did.
He knew he wasn’t capable of raising a family, um, and it was because of his mental illness. To know that it wasn’t fully his fault really was saddening to me. I wanted to write about it; I wanted to process it.”
That makes sense. I really admire Demi for being so open about mental illness; it’s something we don’t talk about often enough. Watch Demi explain the meaning behind the song ‘Father’ below.