|Dear Dr. Irene,
I'm sure you have heard this many times already, but thank you, thank you,
thank you for all the valuable information posted on your pages.
I'm a woman who has tolerated a very angry, out-of-control partner for 16
years. He just walked out me, and I'm devastated. Why?
I'm scared. And now that I'm scared and lonely, I seem to have
forgotten all the bad things, all the walking on eggs, all the fear of his
suddenly-changing moods, all the humiliation and embarrassment of his
behavior, all his physical destruction of property, all the horrible names
he's called me, all his rage at me and hatred of me.
But, your web page brought it all back. What I read on your page
made me realize that I wasn't crazy. I was not in a normal
relationship. I feel vindicated. And that is helping me now to
put into perspective what I thought I lost. I have never told anyone
about the things I tolerated. I always lied to family and friends to
make it seem as if we had an ideal relationship. Now after having
read your pages, I feel like going to a therapist or therapy group so I
can talk about the things I tolerated. I
want someone to say to me, "You are not crazy, but you were in one
Thank you again.
you! -Dr. Irene