From the desk of Jilliann
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It was a temptation to scream this phrase at the top of my lungs. Obviously, stepping off terra firma into outer space was not an option. Rather, what I desperately needed was to be free of chronic fatigue, stress, anxiety, negative emotions and erratic behaviors.
Sleepless nights spent rehashing painful events must also end.
What brought me to this place?
If someone told you to ‘drop the act’, it would seem a bit harsh, right? That is precisely what I was told – to my face – by two people who cared about me.First, there was Cheryl. We were each married with small children and attended the same church. Our two families spent time at each other’s homes to barbecue and play games.
Leah was betrayed by her father who devised a scheme to marry her off to a man named Jacob, who was passionately in love with her younger sister. It does sound like the plot for a soap opera, but you can read all about it in the first book of the Bible, Genesis Chapter twenty-nine. True stories are almost always the most intriguing.
Relationship addiction is something that never occurred to me, even after the experience of multiple failed marriages. It amazes me now that I used to thank God that I did not have addictive tendencies. Then came a day of revelation, on the heels of a crushing blow.