What stage of recovery is this family in and why? Laura and her family’s stage of recovery is depression and denial. The addict is in the recovery stage of depression. She realizes that she has a problem and has a feeling associated to her issue. As far as denial, her parents feel that Laura’s Ephedrine addiction cannot be happening.
Maybe she was worried what she’d do with the information. Maybe the memory of what happened to Hannah’s aunt was to painful to bring up. Regardless of the reason, the effect of her inaction remains the same. Between Hannah and her mother was a gap of information crucial to understanding the mother’s feelings for her daughter. Because she didn’t fill that gap, an even wider emotional gap grew between them.
She may be predisposed to a diagnosis because of her family conditions. Growing up with a parents struggling with depression may have some psychological effects on Maria. I also wonder how Maria grieved her mother’s death. Maria may still grieving her mother’s death because four years is not a great time to morn a parents depending on the nature of the death and how one processes loss. I would want to know Maria’s outlook on her mother’s death and condition.
The reader can clearly infer that Melinda’s thoughts and feelings about her family are negative. Melinda struggles with her mother’s inability to face the truth that they are not a happy family. She is upset that her mother is striving to keep the title of “a happy family” instead of creating an environment where a happy family could strive. Melinda’s parents are a large part of her life, and therefore, they play a major role in her society. The way that she describes her feelings towards her father is that he is lazy and unwilling to work seriously.
In “Good Country People,” by Flannery O’Connor, the protagonist’s internal struggle with her identity stems from both an undiagnosed mental disorder and a lack of parental guidance since her traumatic accident. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) causes 32-year-old Joy Hopewell to be a perpetual teenager, which affects her relationships as an adult. In addition, Joy’s mother's parenting style was based off of pity from the accident resulting in an absence of guidance during Joy’s formative years. As a teenager, Joy gets accustomed to receiving unsolicited pity from everyone, which burdens her later in life. Thus, by being pitied, Joy expresses discontent with her life by acting out in a rebellious state.
In my opinion, Sal is fearful because her mother leaves without notification. There are three different examples in which she displays fear after her mother abandons her. The first fear that Sal displays in Walk Two Moons is to reveal her true feelings. This is illustrated when she comments “gram and gramps knew that I wanted to see momma, but I was afraid to” (Creech 5). From that point it clearly shows that as a thirteen-year-old girl there is a lot pressure underneath her.
One may feel as if she uses this type of style to create empathy for her through her readers. Van Kleef, a social psychologist observes that “…more positive attitudes about various topics after seeing a source’s sad expressions when topics are negatively framed” (Kleef 1). This proves that by using her grandmother’s departure through her essay she provokes emotion from her readers. March states, “Mom was exhausted after a year of caring for her mother, and I was crying relentlessly—but still, we went, compelled to do something with our grief" (March 2). This quote will additionally make one feel as if sorry for the loss of her grandmother and the dreams she possesses for not only herself but for the generations of her family.
Family, for most people, is defined as a sort of safe haven for people to go to. For others, families may be fragmented, split, or may have wrong ideals as a whole. Broken families, while they may have a long lasting effect on the spouses, can also have a detrimental, long-lasting effect on the children of these marriages which can lead to certain mental illnesses. For example, in the story of the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Deborah faces the emotional effects of her mother’s death. Other stories such as “A Rose for Emily”, show how Emily 's fathers parenting techniques and a lack of a mother figure burdened her future.
The symptoms of postnatal depression for her meant, she would feel sad after she gave birth, it lasted more than a year, she would also feel fatigue (tired), therefore had a loss of interest in enjoying things she usually had fun with. Chloe’s depression interfered with her daily life, and increased anxiety, she felt that she was unable to look after her child, and she also felt anxious to keep in touch with family and friends, likewise, she stopped sharing her feelings, some signs included her crying for no reason, therefore a friend who witnessed her changes informed a service provider as their
Although there is no clear statement that shows Louise to have an oppressive marriage, there are ambiguous statements about the marriage that show she feels caged. During the event of finding out about Brently’s death, Louise did not respond “as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance. She wept at once, with sudden wild abandonment” (Chopin), due to Brently’s death she is finally able to let out emotions that she has held in for so many years of being a dutiful wife. Once Louise is left alone to grieve she reflects upon her feelings and her marriage. The narrator points out that Louise knows she will cry again for him when she sees his funeral, remembering his “kind, tender hands...the face that had never looked save with love upon her” (Chopin).