Yes, stupid me. That is the simple true answer to the question of why I stayed. It really hit me like a ton of bricks when I realized how easily he lied to and manipulated me. I stupidly believed every single thing he said.Sometimes, I am just standing there and a random memory enters my … Continue reading Stupid Me
Three things. It was three things that happened in the last remnants of what remained of my marriage that I couldn't forgive you for. I spent thirty plus years forgiving everything you ever did. Those last three things ended our marriage. Attacking our daughter, attacking my brother, and your explosive behavior at work that landed … Continue reading Army of One
I bought a gun. It is a Springfield XD semi-automatic, 9mm with a four inch barrel. As I signed and dated the paperwork, I realized something ironic. It would have been my 33rd anniversary. Life is full of bizarre coincidence. Feeling the weight of my new weapon in my hand gave me confidence. I scored … Continue reading Firing Back
I think I was nineteen. We had decided to drive to Universal Studios in Hollywood. I remember how excited I was to go and see all the special effects and characters in costumes. Jaws was pretty popular and there was a coaster type ride with a shark lurching at you with all those jagged teeth. … Continue reading Whose the real Monster?