When Susan’s husband’s heart gave out, her mind shattered. She couldn’t take care of herself or her children. She talked compulsively about Rick.
“My kids need their father!”
Her daughter, Janet, tried to keep the peace. Her son, Stephen, 16, was angry and volatile. He’d seethe with resentment...
“Mom, you’re a flake!!”
“What do you know??!! Nothing!!”
And once, “You’re a stupid bitch!!”
With that, The Skimmer ran over and grabbed Stephen by the collar.
“Don’t you ever talk to your mother like that!”
“You can’t tell me what to do! You’re not my dad!” And then he broke down sobbing.