Mothers and Daughters
I once dated a guy whose mother would crawl in bed with him and give him back rubs.
Sheila is crying in her mugshot.
It is hard to think of Mary Byler as lucky, but in one respect she was: The state responded when she asked for help.
This does not excuse them, because ultimately we are all responsible for our own behavior.
Yet my behavior at the time indicated that there was, in fact, something seriously wrong in my home environment.
Yet at times my behavior was the opposite: super-responsible, perfectionist, mature, overachieving and ambitious -- to the point of near exhaustion.