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  1. It’s unnerving to learn something you didn’t know about a loved one and rebuild trust. I admire that you and your husband were willing to do that. Thank you for sharing such a personal story…it was really thought provoking.

  2. Relationships are so hard-true, authentic ones, I mean. So many times I think people are too quick to toss them aside, sure that there is something better to come along. Doing what it takes to try to work through the hard parts takes courage and strength-things you obviously possess. So glad to have the chance to get to know you through FL2R!

  3. Rosebud

    That book sounds right up my alley. I also love to read, especially while I’m munching on my morning cereal. Robert Ludlum was always my favorite but I always enjoy a good mystery. Thanks for the information. Another thing I enjoy is your recipes. Again, thanks for posting them.

  4. Carrie, I’m so glad that you two were able to work together and grow stronger. I’ve been with my husband for 15 years (dating and married). Some days I realize we’ve been so busy with kids and our work that we’ve barely spoken to each other. We try to have an in-home date at least every other Friday to reconnect. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Wow… I think it is really wonderful that you decided to share that. This is what I love about From Left to Write. We all read the same book, and rather than just rehashing the plot and critiquing the book, we get the opportunity to share how the book touched us. I’m pretty new too – welcome! 🙂

  6. My husband and I definitely need therapy, not so much that I don’t know him, but we have communication issues. I say one thing that I think is sooooo clear, but he completely misunderstands what I’ve said. Sometimes I am incredulous! Thanks for reminding me that I need to make that appointment!

    • It’s not easy to invite someone else into the relationship, but a good therapist can help a lot. A non-invested party to bring some clarity to the situation without picking sides. We had a lot of communication issues before this, and that was brought to light. We’re not perfect, but we do try harder now to say what’s on our minds and not expect the other to read them. Good luck! Making the appointment is hard, but it can help so much!

  7. Janaki Kuruppu

    Wow! That 7-yr-itch can be a real doozy! My first marriage didn’t make it much pt that 7-yr mark, but my second (and present) marriage is near the 20-yr mark. With the help of therapists to get through the rough patches. I admire your courage in going to such a personal story, but it definitely resonates with the book. You are so right, that we can never really know one another through and through, and it can be so damaging when truth is revealed. I’ll so glad that you made it through to a healthy relationship on the other side. May you have many more years of growth together.

  8. I love the idea of a book club that focuses on reflections and relating to a book, not just reviewing! I just applied to join Left 2 Write. Thank you! I told them you sent me 🙂

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