Sharon has given up quite a bit for her family. She’s still not 100% sure that the tradeoff was worth it. Charles, isn’t much of an intellectual,┬ádespite┬áloving her dearly, and Alice grew into a very independent child. Her other daughter died. Sharon wants more for Alice, even if her husband will object. Alice is softening now, doing the sometimes scary thing of looking at your parent as a human being and not just ‘Mom’.