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DREAM*BELIEVE*ACT

"The world you desire can be won. It exists..it is real..it is possible..it's yours." Ayn Rand

One day I heard someone say, "you should ask yourself, 'what do you want to be able to say about your life on your deathbed?'" I thought about it and realized I wanted to be able to say that I had taken the worse thing life had done to me and turned it into the best thing life had done for me.  My worse was marrying a man who turned out to be an alcoholic.  My best is the life I am creating as a result of this.

 
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THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS

Creative people are rather vulnerable beings when it comes to their craft of choice. Be it actors, dancers, artists, writers - when you...

Before You're Ready

I always feel so self conscious when I write about how I am "really" ready to finally make the focused and determined effort required to...

WHAT TODAY ME WOULD TELL ME 15 YEARS AGO

I started blogging because when I first realized the Beast my husband's alcoholism is, I felt there was no raw, honest place for me to...

What's Wrong With Me?

It's nearly 4 o'clock in the morning and I am hiding in the bathroom of a hotel room while my kids sleep. We are on our way home from a...

In Case You Are Wondering....

You do deserve more. Even if he stops drinking. Even if he does an inpatient rehab. Even if he goes to AA. Or some other program. Even if...

What If We're Not Really Broken

I have felt broken for a long, long, long, long, LONG time now. Being married to an alcoholic will do that to you. Break you. Gut you....

It's Saturday Night At 2:00 am...

There is a woman crying somewhere because he's drunk again. And he's in jail. Or he's passed out. Or he just finished calling her vicious...

You and Me? We're The Good Frog

I remember so clearly the very first night the gravity of my situation hit me. My husband had been in an ugly-drunk mood that evening and...

Did He Ruin Your Life?

I think it's fair to say that an alcoholic or addict-husband can ruin a woman's life. I know my alcoholic husband ruined mine. The happy,...

Do. Something.

I am in the processing of editing my book, "Leaving 101: How To Prepare To Leave Your Alcoholic Hus band - Even If You're Not Ready To...

TO THOSE IN THE MIDDLE

I remember many years ago, when I published my first book, "The Alcoholic Husband Primer: Survival Tips For The Alcoholic's Wife," I knew...

NOW WHAT?

I think about this blog a lot even though I obviously don't blog a lot. The truth is I have been struggling with what direction I should...

This Is For The Woman Up At 2:00 am

It's been a long time now, well over ten years, but I can still feel that night as if it had been yesterday. Where I was sitting. The...

It's Hard Sometime To Reconcile...

Genuine.riend of mine was in town the other day. When we met for lunch, she handed me an envelop full of old photos she had found while...

I Can't Sleep

It's 5 o'clock in the morning and I can't sleep. In about 30 minutes my husband will be getting up to go to work. And when he asks (if he...

My Apologies

I referenced a reader who had contacted me and that message had inspired me to get back to writing. I referred to this reader-friend as...

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