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Living with an Alcoholic Husband - ME

Cherry, I read your book all the way through, laughing at the beginning at the irony of hearing myself in your husband's words, and crying at the end, because a week ago, I was near death and my second hospitalization in 8 months. 

What an incredible book you have written.

Detox and rehab( 90 days + inpatient care) didn't get my attention like your story did. While some unfair events happened to me, in hindsight, unfair events happen to people all the time and they don't pick up a bottle. I have realized my wife moving out was the best thing for both of us, although at the time, both my family and I thought she was being selfish and uncaring. 

Your husband's graduation story sounded a lot like mine too; I thought I was cured as well.

I made it 45 days before letting an issue spin up into resentment, and back to the bottle and the ICU where I was on a ventilator for 2 days.

I have temporary if not permanent damage to my nerves involving my left hand and leg/foot. I hope it serves as a daily reminder to me of a slow, painful death awaiting me if I don't take responsibility and action. One day at a time.

You may very well have saved my life today, thank you and God bless you.

( name withheld)

Reviews for my Cross Stitch books

I just wanted to say thank you for the incredible pleasure you've given me in doing and displaying your New Zealand cross stitch designs on my wall( Canada) - Ellen

I've loved your work in the 15 years I've been stitching and when stitchers ask to borrow your books I say 'no' as I don't want to lose them. - Zeb

Love your patterns. I have made numerous cards - Judy

Your cross stitch book is a touch of home for ex-pats - Carol

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