This book is for all those people, who know somebody who is suffering from a so-called drinking problem. That is the euphemism for alcoholism because an alcoholic is never going to admit that he suffers from a problem. Unfortunately, people who smoke also say the same thing. But they cannot leave of smoking in the way alcoholics cannot leave off drinking.
When her only son is shot while fleeing a robbery, Gladys must come to terms over his "murder" by police. She doesn't believe her son would resort to robbery and no matter how much she antagonizes her son's former girlfriend, Gladys faces some uncomfortable truths.
As a teenager, Ira Bedford fled a troubled home life and people who didn’t understand his penchant for feminine things. In the city, he fell in with Cedric, who found him work as an underage stripper. It took him years to escape Cedric’s influence and try to build a life of his own. Now, he just wants to be left alone to create his art.
"When a Narcissistic Parent Dies" is designed to help the reader find ways to cope during this challenging time, create ways to deal with people who do not understand, as well as help the reader make difficult decisions such as whether or not to visit a dying parent or attend the funeral.
Life is a long journey of starts and stops forming a beautiful puzzle in time. My journey has had many pitfalls along the way. As I struggled to deal with abuse and addiction I learned lessons along the way.Each short story adds up, each sidestep changed me in a different way.