Licensed divorce therapist Susan Pease Gadoua took it upon herself to write a letter to Kate Spade’s daughter after her tragic suicide. Dr. Gadoua made sure to point out that Kate was right in writing about how it was not her daughter’s fault, and that she hopes that she gives herself enough time and space to properly heal. She speaks about how it is vital during overwhelming times to allow others to come and curry some of the burden.
- Gadoua makes it clear that she is not trying to take the place of a therapist for Frances.
- It is a part of human nature to have an urge to point fingers once someone has committed an act such as suicide.
- Kate must have felt as though she had no other options that were within her line of sight.
“I hope you will give yourself the gift of enough time and space to heal and, if you do nothing else, that you will give yourself the gift of getting adequate support.”