I stumbled upon “Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives” at a used bookstore a few months ago. I thought, “hey, this is a book about me!” Out of curiosity, desperation and certainly fate, I bought the book. When I found it, I was a new mom of an eight-month old boy, whom I had out of wedlock with an alcoholic porn addict 11 years my senior. I lived with him for a few years and blamed everyone but myself for my unhappiness. When I found out I was pregnant, I was devastated and was bitter toward him for “getting me pregnant,” and thereby ending my ability to continue to run my own business, work my regular job hours and be a fit and free young woman. I felt trapped, stuck in a state away from all my friends and family, and in a city I hated. Everything and everyone was to blame, except me, of course.
Then your book, waiting on the shelf for me to find, changed my life. I now know that I am to blame. The things that have happened, the situations I’ve gotten myself into have all occurred because of the choices I made. Just knowing that has helped me to take command over my life with confidence. Instead of being upside down, I know I can turn right side up. I now know what to do, and consequently, I have a lot of hope for my future and the future of my son. I’m so glad you’re still out there making a difference in people’s lives. You’ve certainly done that for me with a book you wrote almost eighteen years ago.
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