My ex-wife abused me in creative and vigorous ways. Her name is Susan. I’m more and more aware of the emotional and psychological wreckage inside me from being married to Susan.

Her abuse affects me daily and manifests as behaviors so significant and extreme … I’ve lost opportunities, I’ve lost relationships, I’ve lost confidence … not talking about it, not accepting the fallout from trauma, is giving Susan power over me.

It’s like dragging an anchor through an ocean of magnets. No longer.

My blog articles are going to be a chronicle and reflection of taking back my power. I refuse to let the abuse from Susan control me anymore. I’ve lost too much – including nearly losing my own life by my own hand – to justify denial and avoidance beyond right now and going forward.

Being the whole me and not the partial me makes sense … finally.