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I’m really worried about my friend “Laura.” Laura grew up in a conservative community and married at 18. Her husband was a family friend, and she didn’t date anybody but him. After their marriage, she went to college, had two kids, and has now divorced her husband. She has broken away from her family because she says they judge her and she is intent on living her own life. I’d be good with that if it weren’t for the fact that she thinks living her own life is doing whatever she wants regardless of the consequences. Laura goes out to bars three to four nights a week. She would leave her kids (both under age 10) home alone. The authorities were called numerous times, and now her ex-husband has custody. The authoritiesとは具体的には何のことでしょうか?よろしくお願いします

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>The authoritiesとは具体的には何のことでしょうか? ⇒「官憲」、もっと現代風に言えば、「警察」でしょう。 「ローラがまた子供たちを放置して出かけたらしいので調べてください」などという連絡が警察に入って、そのたびにauthorities(当局→警官)が呼び出されたということでしょう。それで、今は彼女の元夫が親権を持っているようですね。

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