I’d finally done the right thing. You couldn’t paint a more perfect picture of Americana. My mother lived just down the street, so when I went away to reserve duty, the
girls stayed with her, and everyone loved that. After all the years,
I’d finally made a good choice, and I prayed we could all grow up and
grow old together. Turns out, Selinsgrove was a blessing, my
girls would experience stability in their lives, the decision I’d
made was a good one, but my own personal life went downhill from there.
- Carol Jean has a dual diagnosis – PTSD and alcohol dependence. In
terms of her PTSD, the move was avoidance. As related to alcohol
dependence, it was an attempt at a geographical cure.