The Truth About Forever
I should have been with him; she should have left him alone. Should, coulda, woulda. It's so easy in the past tense.
But here in the present, my mother and I had no choice but to move ahead. (2.21)
It was the best thing we had in common, the one part of him that was all mine. (3.8)
I knew my mother thought of me as the good daughter, the one she could depend on to be as driven and focused as she was. (5.13)