A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness - Chapter 14, Resolve Summary & Analysis

Dave Pelzer
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After eight years of marriage, Pelzer and Patsy separate. Pelzer feels guilty about leaving Stephen, feels that he is no better than his own father. Stephen seems to take the change well. Patsy believes the separation to be temporary, but Pelzer knows that it will be forever.

Patsy shows a sweet side in helping Pelzer finds a place to rent in the Russian River area. Pelzer spends one week alone in his meager apartment cleaning. He calls his speaking engagement manager but is told he has no upcoming engagements.

To pay his bills, Pelzer does work at the nearby Rio Villa Resort. He continues to feel guilty about leaving Stephen. He saves all his money for Stephen's visits.

Since the separation, Patsy seems happy. Pelzer also receives an Outstanding Young Person award and works to exhaustion, yet feels like a failure. Finally, he...

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