As a kid and teenager, I was obsessed with the Little Mermaid - both the Disney and Hans Christian Anderson version, although the HCA version resonated more deeply with me. In that version, the Prince marries another woman, the Little Mermaid never gets her voice back, and she ends up killing herself. That definitely matched how I felt with my parents. My dad and I had a "complicated relationship" (ie: covert incest) and I've struggled with feeling enmeshed, treated like a pet (not taken seriously), silenced, and passed-over by men in my life. I had very dark days where I felt powerless and suicidal... It's been a long road to get to the empowered place I am in now (thanks in large part to Teal and the Tribe), and I still have a ways to go before I find a partnership in which I feel respected, taken seriously, listened-to, and chosen by a romantic partner hopefully not much longer!