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Chapter 22: Vanessa: A Dual Relationship
A thirty-year-old, recently divorced woman, Vanessa, enters counseling because she is thinking about relinquishing physical custody of her two-year-old son and three-year-old daughter to her former husband. Vanessa and her ex-husband maintain a relationship only around visitation arrangements for the children. Both parents live in a large northeastern city in the United States. The children's father has not remarried, though he has a serious relationship with another woman.
Vanessa was just accepted at a prestigious law school and does not think that she can adequately care for her children while she attends graduate classes. She feels that after she completes law school and establishes herself in a career, she will be in a better position to care for the ...