“I had to get myself straightened out before I could be your dad again.”

In 2009, Frank Tempone was severely depressed. As a result of what he calls a mid-life crisis, Frank left his wife and three kids to live on his own.

After two years apart, Frank reunited with his family. He brought his oldest son, Jack, to StoryCorps to apologize.

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Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
Music Info: "The Kid in Fourth Grade Who Really Liked the Denver Broncos" by Chris Zabriskie from the album Undercover Vampire Policeman
Produced by Jasmyn Belcher
Facilitated by Lara Levitan
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