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Also, in an area that doesn't have public transit, driving is necessary to earn money. Her brothers earned money for their cars.

Exactly. In this situation, the kids have never been allowed to get jobs. Dad picked a house that is in a very remote area of the county with no public transportation at all. The son wanted to go to University of Texas, which is about 100 miles away from here. His dad got so abusive towards his mom in the last few months of the son's senior year, he ended up going to A&M in order to be close to home to protect his mom and sister. His sister is now at the local community college and mom has to drive both of them on a 30 mile round trip every school day, which means she has to stay in town while they're in school or drive another 30 miles to pick them up. Mom has a bachelors degree from UT and a paralegal degree from community college, but she has not been allowed to work outside the home during the entire time they've been married.

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