Thank you for following my Visual Journal Blog. As you can see I am a mixed media artist and I decided to use my art as a form of communication. I had a very difficult life for the last 42 years. I am hoping my blog will help me heal and hopefully help others also. I am a victim of emotional and verbal abuse for the 42 years of my marriage. You ask why did I stay….I was caring for twin boys, one with learning disabilities and the other who had spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. My one son is doing great, is married and we have two beautiful grandchildren. My other son, Jason, passed away six years ago at the age of 28. I am currently under contract writing his memoirs and expect the book to be published some time in 2014. Thank you for following my and I in turn, will follow your blog as well. We apparently have things in common. For your followers, if you are interested in viewing my blog also check out http://www.scrapperjudedesigns.wordpress.com. It is all about healing from life challenges and I believe we need to help each other through out blogs.
Hi Jude. Thank you for commenting. I am sorry to hear about Jason. Life has been tough for you. I fully understand why you stayed. I think it is only those of us who have endured psychological or physical abuse that can truly understand why we say so long in marriages that are so unhealthy. I stayed 21 years but didn’t even realise I was being abused until I left. The sex addiction overwhelmed any other issues in the marriage.
I am writing my memoir too, although I am a bit stuck and don’t have time to write at the moment. But it is my long term plan.
Good luck to you with yours, and congratulations on having a contract to write it. That must be very fulfilling and motivating.