Just finished your book on the beach in Cali!
You are a warrior for sharing your story. Even though I have not lived similar experiences to your extent, there is many I can relate too.
I was in and out of an emotionally physically verbal abusive relationship that produced my first born all within 12 months. ( court ordered he gave up all parental rights based on his criminal history of alcoholic violent behavior) I then longed for a ‘family’ for my child and quickly moved on to a relationship with a very well known Narcissistic personal trainer, he had children of his own and we lived together as a blended family. If I wasn’t running his errands or meeting his sexual needs, what the fuck was I doing all day? I supported him as he built his dream gym and when he had it all he fooled around with any other woman who gave him attention. I found out. Instead of saying I am done, I said let’s go to counseling I can forgive you as long as you promise to never do it again. Well I drove him out with my 20 questions every day about who what where when why how his day went. I’ve learnt that you can’t rebuild trust.
Again I was on my own. With my 3 year old. Who just lost two siblings and they all loved each other dearly.
I just finished your book. I’m in tears after your last words. It really hit me.
I have to admit, knowing all of your story, I was afraid to read it, I was afraid it was going to be a “man bash”. Totally was not that all.
Having lost my job/career/life to “restructuring” and having had my own personal challenges over the years, I could totally relate and am inspired by your candid, matter of fact attitude and story telling, F-Bombs and all!! That’s you and I could hear you in every word!!
This book is not about a bad relationship, it’s about life’s lessons, RISING UP and rebuilding a KICK-ASS LIFE making changes, recognizing the cycles and what’s important for all of us as people, to be a better person.
When I think back to our child bearing years and all I learned about myself from you then – you have always had a gift, so proud and happy you have been forced to use it to help others, and yourself!
Hi Emily, bought your book through kindle. Just finished it. You inspire me. Was amazing. I may need to get an actual copy of your book instead of just kindle. Truly amazing.
Loved your book, all I can say is WOW!!! You’re a great positive inspiration to others… keep on “Rising up” and living your ‘Kick ass life’ because clearly it seems that’s exactly what you’re doing and nailing it.
I received your book in the mail today… from the second I opened it I just could not put it down. Admittedly as I read your words my anxiety heighten… my heart felt like it was stuck in my throat, tears came to my tears… familiar panic set in… not because I felt your pain, your emotions, your fears, your thoughts but because I felt mine… if that makes any sense at all.
I need this read but because I am dealing with something similar now but because I have been rebuilding for many years from something similar. It’s never something that is “done” it’s a continual rebuild and your words ins-till new strength to keep that rebuild going on days that defeat seems imminent.
Finished your book this morning over a nice hot cup of green tea…
I found it to be a well-structured, well written, and very inciteful. It will no doubt serve as a VERY inspirational reading for many, many people. You’re a courageous lady, Em and have left me, and many others I’m certain, extremely proud of this and ALL of your accomplishments, to date.
Carry on and continue with your Kick-Ass life!
I loved your book!!! The way you bared your soul and your innermost secrets about your life to help others is inspirational. I will definitely be reading this over and over and going back to my highlighted sections! Emily you are a Tornado keep going girl and live your Beautiful Kick Ass life!
Em, I also wanted to share how I felt about the book. D was me in your book. I really do not know how my husbands stayed with me. To finally see yourself as a bitch and manipulator was overpowering for me and my wake-up call. The things I did were not things that I was proud of. I was fortunate to be able to see this and start moving forward. It was a long journey. I am proud of you that you can help other women and also maybe some will recognize themselves in the book as well which also might help some to take a good look at themselves.
I lost it… I mean totally lost it on page 67… I need to see you… yes I’m taking your advice and asking help. I finished your book in one morning… this morning! The just saw your pic on Instagram… I’m listening to my intuition… funny how I’m teaching this workshop on Saturday. Coincidence… not…
Hi Emily! I wanted to tell you that I finished your book & I just want to thank you for having the guts to write such a candid book about what you have gone through, survived, & come through the other side of with wisdom & character. You rock!