April 7, 2007
Of course their mothers have affected their behavior as adults. More or less predictably, too: he, the son of a raging alcoholic, is the calmest person she has ever met, and itís unusual for him to finish a bottle of beer Ė she jokes with him about his taking a couple of sips and then just abandoning the remains. She, the daughter so rejected by her mother, seeks approval elsewhere, mostly from men. She gets it, but itís never enough. She will never tell him her darkest secret: she has cheated on every man she was ever with, including him.