There is no way around it, Van Gogh was unlucky, extremely unlucky, in love.
During his early years Van Gogh proposed to two girls whom he had met and could not stop himself from confessing his feelings, both turned him down. Some years later he met his cousin, Kee, who had become recently widowed. Vincent enjoyed their long walks and wasted no time in declaring his love and proposing marriage. The family shocked, Kee became the third to decline Vincent’s advances, forcefully exclaiming, ‘No, nay, never.’ Van Gogh continued to pursue her but her family stepped in. From then on he would not propose again. He would though still find love and companionship.
Disapproved by his family
Van Gogh was attracted to intelligent women who had endured difficult lives. This extended to people looked down...