Background Information Client X is a twenty-one year old student, middle-high class white women who seemed discouraged and frustrated when she first arrived. She attends university and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Client X has a boyfriend, some close friends and lots of family, however, she still reports experiencing lots of loneliness. She believes she feels overwhelmed and frustrated with constantly being with a few people and reports high anxiety and depressive symptoms when there is no one to hang out with or talk to. She disclosed that she cries multiple times a day, and sometimes can not attend her classes or complete daily tasks because of crying.
The Story of the Vargas Family “Rosa Vargas’ kids are too many and too much. It’s not her fault, you know, except she is their mother and only one against so many” (Cisneros 29). In the novel The House on Mango Street, the author, Sandra Cisneros, touches on the many negative consequences of a single, impoverished mother raising an overwhelming amount of children. Poverty, discrimination, parental and neighborly responsibility, and respect are all issues and social forces that act upon the family; their presence or lack thereof cause several grisly occurrences to take place. Poverty was almost like a curse given to Rosa Vargas by her husband, who “left without even leaving a dollar for bologna or a note explaining how come” (29).
She quiet and bashful, always trying to please everyone and gentle in every way even when scolding her sisters for arguing. Beth loves music and playing the piano, her excitement is at its peak when Laurie’s grandfather gives her what used to be his granddaughter’s piano to play on. Beth never thinks of leaving home despite her sisters starting to move away. She is especially close to Jo, and when Beth develops scarlet fever after visiting the Hummels; the poor family next door, Jo takes the most care of her. Beth’s health improves but is never regained fully, and she eventually dies young.
When my parents started dating, I was furious just thinking about them with someone else besides each other. When my dad got remarried to this woman, Ellen Cook, I didn’t think I could hate someone more than I hated her. She was the worst woman I ever met and so was her family. Every weekend I would go to their house it was like torture. I was either being called fat or hearing my sister being called fat.
Her two brothers are troublemakers who don't care about anything and have dropped out of high school. On the other hand, Jane is a good person who always keeps her grades and has a high reputation to everyone. However, Jane is not a perfect girl who makes mistakes but still learns from them. This would be the reason why she would be my favorite in this book. 2.
After living many years with the Finch family, Deirdre admits to him that his therapist doctor, Mr. Finch had sexually abused her during one of her treatment. Due to the stress, he decided that it will be best for him to move out of his host family. While living on his own, he failed college and many more. Augusten realizes that his life, though hard, prepared him for a richer life as a writer in the city. Given all he overcomes, such endeavors fail to scare him any longer.
However, when she found her husband cheating on her with a camgirl. She attempts to keep the relationship by doing family therapy. Unfortunately, they really cannot get along with each other anymore; therefore, they are end in divorce. This can clearly explain Amy behavior in belongingness and love needs because when she found that she is in the unsatisfied condition, she tries to correct it with reconciliation first and when it’s not work, she comes up with another solution that is divorcing which takes her to the most pleasant position. After that, she fall in love with another man who can give her
She mentioned that her father was treating them badly, and torturing her mother and her sister. I felt sorry for her because she told me that one day, she had witnessed her father yelling at her mother for some money to buy alcohol. At that time, her mother was screaming and crying, as she couldn’t tolerate being hit by him. Then her mother took her daughters and ran away to her grandmother’s house. Till one day, the father showed up at the grandmother’s house.
Winter was extreme in Packingtown and the family members endured much distress. Meanwhile, Jurgis joined a union only to discover that biased opinions, politics, and money is what Packingtown depended on. The family then underwent more despair by loss of jobs, family members, income, and dignity. For example, Jurgis had an ankle injury which caused him to have to stay in bed for three months. Later, Ona was made to sleep with her boss and enraged, Jurgis attacked him.
Out of the Rick Bragg articles, the characters went through grief and heartache, government involvement, and the absence of life’s given moments. In our lives there will always be grieving in some type of form, in “ The Valley of Broken Hearts” Mrs. Joe lost her husband 13 years ago due to lung cancer. In “ New Development Stirs Old Case” the wife of Mr. Renfroe was strangled and found dead on his kitchen floor. Lastly in “French Quarter’s Black Tapping Feet” Rose suffered a great loss the loss of a parent. In every article, each individual had one thing in common they all had a heartache that dealt with death.