Thank you, Chad.
Your response arrives just as I have finished writing the final chapter of the memoir’s rough draft. In the telling of this story, I feel resolved. Healed. Over with that relationship.
In my ignorance I fell in love with a mirage. A man who never existed. I know that now. As I wrote the story, I grieved the loss of my previous self. I’m wiser now.
I selected the book’s title, The Betrayal of Me, to reflect the truth of your statement, “innocence is no excuse for negligence.” Yes, my ex’s level of duplicity would never have occurred if it weren’t for me betraying myself first. I see that now. This book explores that premise.
I was my own first victim.
I pray I never make that terrible mistake again.
Thank you for your humble reply. We never fully appreciate another person’s position until we walk a few steps in their shoes. I hope you will follow me and hear more of my story. I’d be thrilled to send you a complimentary digital copy of the book when it released.
Wishing you all the best,