In January, 1884 Vincent's mother injured her leg and Vincent returned to Nuenen to help her during her convalescence. During that time she received frequent visits from Margot Begemann, the youngest daughter of the family that lived next door.
Vincent and Margot became friends and would go on long walks together. Margot holds a unique spot in Van Gogh's history in that she was the only woman to really love Vincent. Unfortunately this love was unrequited and this, along with pressures from her own family, drove Margot to take poison. Vincent helped to get medical attention for Margot and she eventually recovered, but her dream of one day marrying Vincent was never realized.