At life’s end, an unconventional therapy puts a woman at ease

Nothing was ever easy in this woman’s life. The way to help her at the end was unexpected.

Nothing was ever easy in this woman’s life.

She felt trapped — trapped in a life with the wrong parents, surrounded by the wrong people, and, as a result, she had a pregnancy with the wrong man for her and her child.

But some lives are fulcrums on which generational histories tilt. She decided hers would be such a life.

We’ll give her a pseudonym, Mariel, to protect the privacy of her daughter, who we’ll call Lina.

Mariel was a quietly expressive Latina in her mid-20s with straight brown hair and deep-set brown eyes and high cheekbones, and she dressed simply but always with

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