A heart felt story from my friend, Sheri.
Mental Health – You Can’t Go Home Again
The Fourth House
By – Sheri de Grom
I vividly remember a conversation I had with Tom’s father in 2001. I wrote about it in my journal.
Tom and I visited his parents yearly. Each visit was difficult at best but the toll they took on Tom was nothing short of one more slice into his already damaged psyche. Looking back, it’s relatively easy to diagnose Sid,Tom’s father, with any number of unacknowledged disorders.
Sid spent considerable time berating Tom and I never once heard him say, “Son, I’m proud of your accomplishments.”
Tom’s parents held to their idea of all artisans’ being lazy and good for nothing. Their opinion was if you didn’t wear a coat and tie every day, you weren’t gainfully employed. Truth be known, Tom made far more money the years he worked within his given specialties than…
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