One might say I had particular reasons for being this dense. He was an alcoholic and that served as cover. Then when, most terribly, he gave up alcohol altogether I had what seemed a really rational idea that I was bearing the brunt of his difficult transition to relating with people sober and that things would change.
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As long as I do this then Then everything is okay. But then I read this book, read this sentence, read on and it might just as well have been my own life I was reading. I guess he sensed that, sought out the book and read it. Not one bit. Attempt number one to get away was a dismal failure. But in fact I got a better plan together and attempt number two worked a treat. What you understand, though, as a complete revelation if you are lucky, is that you have no control. You only thought you did. Once you realise that, then you can escape.
Those who watch you lovingly from a distance and see, can only hope for the best. That is my experience. Like she was going to listen to me!
I decided to contact her like this. I wrote her an email describing in intimate detail her days, her life, conversations she had every day and ways she had of relating to the person she was trying to escape. I told her I could explain to her what she had to do to get away if she wanted. In one brutal email, this girl had discovered that she had no control over her life whatsoever.
She had so little control that a stranger on the other side of the world who had never met her, knew everything about her life simply because I knew her life would be exactly like mine. It took me two tries and a couple of years to get away. This girl was a good listener.
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She took everything I said to heart, did exactly what I said and got clean away before her partner could blink. It was clean, she never went back. Admitting you do not have control over your life is a really painful thing to do. I have no doubt that abusers love their victims and their victims love them. Although there is good reason for the abuser to want the keep the relationship, the same does not pertain to the victim.
They have nothing to gain whatsoever. They only think they do. A bit later, I remember this. Or, even harder from your point of view, kill themself. Again and again you are told you won't survive You are made to feel weak and incapable on your own, or - desperation - that they are. One or other of you won't be able to function as a human being without the other. So you are made to feel. When I left the first time, friends said to me, but how will he survive without you? When I went back I thought that's what want they all want, for me to die there.
But, of course, they didn't know. Point is abusers are perfectly able to look weak if that is a useful thing to do. Second time around I just steeled myself. Ignored all those cries of sympathy for this person I was escaping. The friends all stayed true. You don't lose friends, you only fear that you will.
View all 11 comments. I'm not sure why I purchased this book, or what I expected from it had I read some good reviews? Here are some marriages with minor league problems orbiting around the sun of dysfunction that is Katherine and David's union. Both are quite mad in their own ways, and if you are anything like me you'll get quite fed up with all the drama of the neighborhood long before the story comes to its sad, yet inevitable end. That said, if you are feeling blue I'm not sure why I purchased this book, or what I expected from it had I read some good reviews?
That said, if you are feeling blue about your own marriage right now, and want to feel better, this book will do it for you! This is not a beach read. That was my first mistake. The book drew me in with characters who were all fascinatingly flawed, showing through their multiple perspectives how each character perceived the others, and then how they truly acted and felt beneath the display and deception.
Slightly more than halfway through, however, the horrible behavior of nearly all the characters began to overwhelm me, so that I found myself skimming through much of the last half of the book. The "shocking climax" p This is not a beach read. The "shocking climax" promised by the dust jacket was the least shocking thing I've ever read; it was the only possible ending for the book, the one you saw coming from the very first moment.
I finished the book feeling slightly abused myself, and wishing I could get some of the uglier actions of the characters out of my head. I admire the author for her exploration of the darker sides of human nature, but I will probably not be picking up any of her other novels or recommending this one to anyone else. I prefer my books much more on the lighter side. View 1 comment.
Jun 29, Laura rated it it was ok. This book enraged me. No one talked to each other. I wanted to beat Katherine. None of the characters were likable. The least detestable was Mary. Did the little girl die? Check more about it here. Jesuri came to our rescue during a really tough moment where we had no one else to count on.
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