Nell and her partner, Adrienne, are about to have a baby. For Adrienne, it’s a time to celebrate new beginnings. But the news has sent Nell into a spiral and has them seeing a couple’s therapist. The truth is that Nell can’t become a mother without confronting her past.

She had been a mother before, but she never looked after her child: “she didn’t want to use that word then, now or ever”. Nel believes that if Adrienne were to find out how badly she does not want to be a mother, she will leave her...

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