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By Anne Yero

ISBN-10: 0761844619

ISBN-13: 9780761844617

Anne Yero has labored in detail with battered ladies for over a decade. She discovered greatly, not just concerning the girls she's encountered, but in addition approximately her personal earlier background. it is a tale approximately her own trip in addition to the tales of these she's encountered professionally.

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As we all later learned, there is no “saving” a loved one from a severe and chronic mental illness. ” And indeed many things had gone away: my mother, and now my brother, and in some ways my father, who could be selfabsorbed, often more concerned and consumed with his own needs than the needs of his children. I did not want to feel that “everything goes away” feeling any more. I had had enough of instability and mental illness. And I had had enough of leaning upon the good-will of others to provide a stable platform for me to perch.

I was registered for my classes and had paid my tuition, but college life now seemed empty and meaningless. I was sharing a house with four other young women. I had gotten together with people I had known from the previous year, but volleyball games and late summer barbeques, fun and sport, now held no purpose. I had spent a summer at the Grand Canyon and Lee and I had connected and had shared those months of warm companionship. I 22 Caldera made up my mind: I was returning to the deep red Canyon, to the pinyon, the juniper, the pine, and Lee.

Then more blissful sleep. , another nurse came to my room. ” she asked. “Baby?!! ” “Uh, I don’t know. ” I had looked forward to not being pregnant anymore. I was anxious to get back to my “real” life, my “normal” life, where I was “Numero Uno,” where all I had to do was worry about myself, my needs, my wants. I 30 Caldera was uncomfortable being pregnant, the nausea, the dizziness, the labor. But, boy, was I glad it was over now. In a couple of weeks I’d be back to my old self. I’d own my body again.

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