Christopher has struggled with some form of chemical imbalance for most of his life. He’s made great strides, but has traits, such as negativity and anger, which have been uncontrollable. This has been difficult for him to accept. Christopher has tried medications that either didn’t work or made his condition worse. This compounded his feeling of hopelessness. Christopher was raised by a mother who suffered from low self-esteem, anxiety and lack of support from her husband. Life for Christopher seemed normal until his early teens, when important friends moved away. Because of his weakness in relating and the fact that his mother never learned to drive, Christopher felt trapped in a neighborhood of kids who did drugs and put him down. His mother suffered from similar conditions and since she couldn’t face them, left Christopher with the false impression that unconditional love doesn’t include accountability. This has impacted all of his relationships with women as well as certain men.