Hurtful words never unsaid. Unfairness never addressed. Now there are compliments.

Soulmate. The best worker we ever had. A wonderful mother. A good person.

Everything is falling down, because I can’t be the one to keep everything functioning anymore.

If I’m so great, why would you leave me to scramble for a place to live and health insurance?

If I’m so great, why wouldn’t you back me up?

I guess this is where I come in. The strong one.

For me this time.