For years, [my son’s] death wish trumped everything. If he could not perform the act himself, then he wanted me to do it for him. It was the one and only sacrifice I could never make for him.
Deborah Vlock is an essayist, fiction writer, anxious person and regular blogger for Psychology Today. Her current project is a collection of essays on, among other things, disability and self-reinvention.
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In spite of all the psychiatric dysfunction passed down along generations of my birth family and my built family, we are also the lucky heirs to a special gift: the ability to transform emotional chaos into things of beauty.