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Tessa's Mother

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    neo979

    [1]Feb 22, 2012
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    Has the show ever explained where Tessa's mother is/was?

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    PemberleyPark

    [2]Mar 4, 2012
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    I believe they only said that she left when Tessa was younger.
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    neo979

    [3]Mar 4, 2012
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    Yeah, there was a reference to it in Poetic Injustice. I posted this thread before that episode aired. Still, it would be nice to have some more details. It is rare, and usually tragic, for a woman to just abandon her daughter at such a young age (suggesting possible addiction issues), and Tessa is remarkably well-adjusted and successful for having such a difficult background.
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    TesserT

    [4]Mar 12, 2012
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    In discussions by the suits before the show aired, it was suggested the mother did a "Kramer versus Kramer" act. She just left because she didn't want to be a mother & wife anymore. Nice way to explain something when the "why" wasn't important.
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