Speaking of My Brother
Cori Shepherd Stern

Thank you for sharing this story. I have a very similar one with my own brother and unfortunately, it is to the point where we are all unable to consider him our brother or son. It is sad and terrible to watch it happen before your own eyes and to feel so helpless. I’ve tried to communicate my story to others and unless they’ve experienced it, they never seem to understand and see us as monsters for how we now view the whole scenario. However, like you said, a lot of it is and was for preservation of ourselves and the rest of the family/children/etc. We can all only carry so much as mere humans. Again, thank you for sharing.