Business Insider features a very dark view of what it does to your life to build a startup. Everyone has their own experience, and is entitled to their opinion. I’ve been involved in some way with hundreds of startups, and they are hard…very hard at times, but I’ve never seen anything like this (even in the failures).
To the anonymous author of this post (and anyone else who feels this way): If this is what startup life feels like to you, I would suggest you re-evaluate your career choices.
Failure isn’t this ugly. Holding on way too long to something that’s not working might be.