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I don't think this is true. Such matters are not just about conformity. There is non-normative behaviour that is "normal" while sometimes it speaks of a deeper problem that requires treatment. Doctors will look into the matter; a hospital isn't jail. And the mother doesn't have her hands in it any more. By having committed her son to medical authorities she expressed that she couldn't handle her son's difference which was honest and probably responsible of her.

Defending John's difference doesn't necessarily help him to find back his balance. It would be interesting to hear his ex-wife, too. Maybe those same problems also led to his divorce while the separation itself only aggravated symptoms.


by Lily (put - lilyalmond - here <a> yahaah.france) on Thu Feb 3rd, 2011 at 12:31:05 PM EST
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