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‘I believe what we did once we despatched him away is we simply delayed the inevitable. And the inevitable was very ugly.’
Rick Reiss was scared for his teenage son, Gabriel. Gabe was scuffling with despair and temper swings, and no quantity of remedy or medicine appeared to work.
However when Gabe turned violent, Rick wasn’t simply scared for his son; he was scared of his son. Rick and his spouse felt as in the event that they needed to do one thing drastic. So that they made the choice to ship Gabe to a wilderness remedy program.
Practically 18 years later, father and son discuss in regards to the determination that modified each of their lives and the way their relationship has grown now that Gabe is an grownup.
You possibly can learn Rick’s authentic Trendy Love essay, which got here out in 2005, here.
Trendy Love is hosted by Anna Martin and produced by Julia Botero, Christina Djossa and Reva Goldberg. The present is edited by Jen Poyant, our government producer, and Anabel Bacon. The present is combined by Daniel Ramirez and recorded by Maddy Masiello. It options authentic music by Pat McCusker, Rowan Niemisto and Diane Wong. Our theme music is by Dan Powell. Truth-checking by Naomi Sharp.
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