At 16, B had to work and earn his own keep, as well as pay his own school fees. At 19, owing to poor family finances and problematic housing situation, he had to move out to live on his own. He started providing for his mother, and had to take out a loan to keep his separated family solvent.
In addition, B had to shoulder immense emotional stress, as he bore the brunt of outlash from his mom, who was depressed from her divorce.
In spite of everything, B successfully graduated from university, and made the first steps to establishing his career. Now 28, B has been juggling his career and attending to the emotional and financial needs of his family for close to a decade.