Chapter 7: LIFE GOES ON BY 9 TO 5.

This chapter is part of my first book Living With Courage.

Eight months after Ricardo’s death, I was hired by a bank here in the United States to work from 9 am to 5 pm as branch banker. I was emotionally hurt, and any minor problem scared me or hurt me. The conversations with the psychoanalyst helped me to understand the situation and myself. One of the most frequently mentioned topics in the…



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Fred Costa

I’m a gay American-Brazilian living in the Philadelphia area since 2013, and I’ve written professionally for the last 28 years. English/Portuguese.