About 6 years ago, I started the process of leaving my marriage. Like so many others, I stayed too long, thinking that I could save my husband and believing it was my duty to keep our family together.

When I finally got out, I felt a sense of peace and safety that had been missing in my life, and in my children’s lives, for many years. Still, the memories continued to haunt me, and so I started this blog in an attempt to put those memories somewhere, so I could move on. It seems counter-intuitive, to relive the past in order to move forward, but suppressed memories have a way of showing themselves and so I am releasing them.

When I was right in the middle of everything, I felt very isolated. I hope that perhaps some of what I write will help someone in a similar place feel less alone.

The facts: I am Mom to 3 wonderful children. We love our animals and have cats and dogs, and a pony.  I recently received my Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and love my work as a therapist.

6 Responses to “About”

  1. Rossana said

    Your writing is amazing. Your courage will take you to a new phase in your life. I admire your strength. You are indeed helping others by writing these memories…but mostly helping yourself heal. I was there once and I do understand what you mean. Please keep helping others. Your work has a great meaning. Best of luck!

  2. Kristen said

    The journey you have been on and the great progress you have made in your life is truly inspiring. Your writing is beautiful. What a wonderful way to express your emotions and to help others in the process.

  3. Al said

    Once I started I had to read them all. You are an amazing person and a great mom….and such a good writer. The bad part of this journey will end and your kids are very lucky to have someone so loving in their life.
    Al

  4. You are a kindred spirit, which kinda sucks…but is weirdly comforting as well.

  5. Hey there, I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award. Go here http://3kids2cats1divorce.com/2013/12/30/award-season-sorta/ to get the lowdown…unless it’s not you kind of thing. Happy New Year!

  6. It’s dreadful news, absolutely terrifying but you still have your mom. My dad died suddenly so there was really no time (other than me being intuitive) to do much. Enjoy every minute, treasure each moment. Love her as she loves you and your sister. Best of luck to you all. hibernationnow.wordpress.com

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