Chapter 7: LIFE GOES ON BY 9 TO 5.

Fred Costa
4 min readSep 7, 2022

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…

Fred Costa

I’m a gay American-Brazilian living in the Sao Paulo area since 2022, after nine years in Philly, USA. I’ve written professionally for the last 30 years.