You still feel lousy and defeated, but for now thoughts of offing yourself have receded. You carry a lot of anger and frustration, but suicide isn’t going to help. Besides, what sort of message is that going to send to Henry? Do you want to teach your son that when life buries you in shit, the only way out is to kill yourself? That would be a sucky lesson for him to learn. No matter what lies Alex has told him, deep down Henry still loves you and your death would be devastating for him.

You feel like taking a shower, so you do.

While you’re in the bathroom, the phone rings and you hear Alex leave a message. When you come out, you wonder if you want to listen to it or not.

Make your choice...
If you want to hear the message, go to 10.

If you just want to erase it, go to 13.

Go back?
Get the book!