Date: 15 Oct 2015 7:53 AM Title: The Red
The really sad thing about this story is that it goes on, every day all over the world. Never happened to me, but I know it's true, heartbreaking though that is! It really is different from your usual stuff, but very interesting.
Date: 01 May 2010 6:38 PM Title: The Red
I was a wife of an OTR driver too. I myself went through the stages. Everything was fine for the first few years. Then, after the kids were in high school, it seemed like nothing they ever did was good enough for him. In a fit of rage, he even withheld ANY kind of family vacation, for three years. I took it on myself, even knowing that the abuse would be rained down on me, to take the kids for at least a three day vacation with just us three. I was right, it got abusive... REALLY abusive to me. At least he didn't beat the kids. I just wish that I'd known then what I know now. I just wish that I'd grown a backbone before I did. I just wish that my children's high school years were better for them. I'm sorry that I didn't leave MUCH sooner than I did. Things are better now without him. The kids are now grown. Hell, I'VE grown a lot since then. I'm just glad that they don't blame me for the hell that I, and them, were put through. If they were not so loving and forgiving by nature, I don't know what would have become of us. Yes, it took a few years of therapy, both individual and family, but at least we all know how to really live now. People, take this story to heart, it still happens all around us. It could still happen to you or someone you hold dear. Watch for the signs, because they WILL be signs if there is trouble. Just please, help those that can't seem to help themselves.
Thank you, for writing this sweetie.
Oh wow...thank you for sharing. :D I'm glad you've found peace now...my Mom has too.
Date: 18 Feb 2010 4:19 AM Title: The Red
Cue the tears...it has been years since I've heard that song and that just got to me. Wow! That was powerful...I like that although we got our brief glimpse of Edward in the phone call, he wasn't the one to pick up the pieces, she handled it on her own. Nicely done.