Imagine, for a moment.
You are a young child. Your father is the greatest hero you could hope for. He is a protector and a devoted man. You feel safe with him.
You are getting older. Your father is not how you saw him when you were a child. He is sad, drinks to excess, and tells you he loves a woman other than your mother and wants to leave. He is no longer a hero to you.
He takes long business trips, but your mother can never locate him where he says he's going. Phone calls to the house have no one on the other end, and your moth