I finished "Crazy Love" in one sitting, and wanted to thank you for having the courage to share your experience. I am currently getting divorced from a man who emotionally abused me. The day we returned from our honeymoon he left an email visible on our computer that indicated he had been cheating on me for months; the pattern of behavior continued for the next seven years. He would cheat, leave evidence around, then deny, deny, deny until confronted with said evidence, then minimize and shift the blame and promise to stop. I thought I was going crazy because he was so damn believable when lying. I finally filed for divorce after yet another time and he had yet another story that didn't make sense about how it happened.
It was particularly inspiring to read about your process of overcoming the trauma. I've struggled with the same reactions from family, the lingering feelings of love, seeing my ex with another woman and wondering whether he'll be the same way with her, or, almost worse, whether he won't be. Hearing that you are now happy has renewed my determination to forge a new future. Again, thank you.