Each episode of It’s Okay to Not be Okay surprises me, catches me off guard much like Moon Young’s striking utterances and the unfolding truths about what the past was for these main characters. Normally I stan the romance above all else but here I want these characters to heal first because they can’t really sustain a healthy relationship otherwise. In the excellent It’s Okay, It’s Love, the drama hid the male lead’s schizophrenia until we found out alongside the female lead long after their romance was cemented. Here both Moon Young and Kang Tae are so broken, as are those around them, that their romance feels both beautiful but ancillary to the more meaningful development that these human interactions help people break through and confront trauma. It may not always be a easy balm or a magic healing bullet, but it brings forth a willingness to work through the pain. Episode 7 was lovely, I cried and laughed and as always cannot wait for the next episode to drop.