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Parental Suicide

The Lesson I Learned Only After Losing My Mother

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 07.25.2014 | Fifty
Alexandra Rosas

Children never wonder why there is food on the table, or why they have coats and boots to keep their feet dry in the winter. We think a house with heat comes by magic. It isn't until adulthood, when we're parents ourselves in a dual-income family with half the children that my mother had, that we wonder in disbelief, how did she do it all and alone?

Naming the Shame That Can Cripple

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.10.2012 | Women
Marcia G. Yerman

Guilt is external; you can fix it. To have shame is to think, "I am damaged."