Eventually, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved back to the city with her relieved remaining child in tow. It was as if a dream had come true, other than the California part. But pretty much anything was better than being trapped in the middle of nowhere with a crazy man and a mother who couldn’t or wouldn’t protect her own child. She got a job and found an apartment, but it was always a struggle and she hated being alone. She had always had a man in her life, and she didn’t like being alone.