February 2001

Not just the blues


A normal life: that's all Linda really wants. She'd settle for semi-normal. It's not going to happen: her husband, Ray, suffers from clinical depression. On good days, Linda and Ray (pseudonyms), both 47 and living in Manitoba, keep busy with their two preteen sons. On her husband's bad days, Linda hangs out with the boys, telling them it's not their fault that their father can't play with them.