Veronica Sosa I believe in my relationship capital By Mirela Sula Veronica was born and raised in Venezuela and had a comfortable childhood. Her father was a doctor and her mother was a lawyer. There were four children, one boy and three girls. Veronica, being the eldest, meant that she had the responsibility of setting an example for the others. She was just fourteen when her parents got divorced and, although it was a difficult time being a teenager, because she was in a private school, playing volleyball and hanging out with friends, it provided a helpful distraction from what was happening at home. Veronica was a good student until she reached ninth grade. Then she realised that she would like to try and do different things. She soon grew tired of the monotony and started feeling like the ‘odd one out’ in the house – like the Spanish say, “the green dog of the house”. Her father wanted her to follow in his footsteps and become a doctor but it was not where her passion lay. “When your parents tell you to follow a career that will bring you good money – and also tell you it will make you happy, you believe them.” As Veronica explains; “When your parents tell you to follow a career that will bring you good money – and also tell you it will make you happy, you believe them.” So to keep her father happy she studied odontology for a year but felt out of place so much that her self- esteem went down. “So I decided to spread my wings because I felt lost and I did not have much luck with love either. In fact love was painful” So at the [...]

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