I was doing laundry, trying to get the kids to take their naps - just a normal day for a teacher-mother who gets to stay at home only during the summer, when school's out. I never dreamed that a phone call would destroy all my hope that my marriage could endure.

       In a way, everything is my fault. I was so stupid, didn't stand up for myself or my children. No back bone and false pride is a bad combination. I'll live to regret my lack of courage.

by Torri