The other day I received an absolutely wonderful email from a nice young lady who has been suffering, what she called, a disaster of a marriage! She read my memoir in a single evening and felt that her husband must read it. She says she had to promise him a reward vacation in order to get him to read it, but that once he started he could not put it down. To her surprise he came to her a day later and apologized for his behavior and then went even further and finally agreed to seek marriage counseling with her and furthermore, he said he didn’t want the reward of their dream vacation until he was a better husband!
My gosh, that was such a beautiful email to read and since my ultimate goal was to at least help 1 person, I guess I am done here. Okay, I am not going to stop writing, but I feel really good about this and will bask in a bit of joy. What was most interesting about this email is that the writer said neither her husband nor her have ADD or ADHD! She just wanted to read my story because someone who does have ADD had told her about it and recommended it due to my openness about my relationships. Sincerely, that was beyond my expectations for my memoir.
The young lady asked that I not share her email, but that I could tell you all about it without using her name, so there you have it. I hope things work out for her and her husband. I am just so happy that my memoir had this helpful affect for a young couple in peril.
I have been through a failed marriage and can personally empathize with this couple’s situation. I made a quite a few mistakes and my behavior was confusing to both of us. I had not yet been diagnosed with ADD. I was lucky enough to then find Joan and found enlightenment through diagnosis which helped me better understand myself and my behaviors, which ultimately helps our marriage. It’s not necessarily that I have ADD which is destructive; it has more to do with not understanding one’s self and admitting there may be a problem beyond one’s own control. You can read all about this in my memoir.
Enjoy and blessings,