This is my “unboxing video” of my book, How I Made a Huge Mess of My Life (or Couples Therapy with a Dead Man). The official publication date of my book was March 21, 2020, my 66th birthday.
My age group is the bull’s eye of the corona virus and so many people are mired in fear. I am, too. That’s why Hunker Down is my new dance.
It took me years to figure out how to move forward after becoming a widow. That word felt like a black letter W tattooed on my forehead.
It has taken me a long time to learn how to process grief because it is part of my brain and my biology, the dark shadow of lost love.
Learning how to deal with a midlife crisis was challenging, not unlike the other seminal events of midlife, menopause and sexual dysfunction.
At 21 I never imagined being on the receiving end of cheating in marriage. I have since learned that the arc of karma is long, and it bends toward payback.
Our marriage breakdown after 30 years was bound to happen because our careers were going in opposite directions.