An Onion in a Petunia Patch

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Until one of my sons asked me to write a book, did I start to think about the importance of doing it for my family as well as for myself. Many behaviors of mental illness emerged shortly after our marriage. As time passed, the behaviors increasingly became more frightening. I learned about the closed door aspect of life, all the secrets, abuse, anger turned to silence, failures, shame, and the slamming of doors. I also learned about my commitments and successes on my own, and my love for children. To accomplish the task of writing about my life or to even make it possible for me to do so, I had to put my feelings in the back of my mind and stick to facts as though they belonged to someone else. I have found writing has helped me become a stronger, healthier, and happier person. I have learned a lot about myself and now I also know I am free, okay, and I am safe. Today I know who I am, I am no longer lost.
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  • By Karen Klennert
    Oct 15, 2009
    "An Onion in a Petunia Patch" Several of my friends and family have read my book. Comments I have received are: "It was so difficult for me to read about parts of your life. It is rewarding for me to know you not only survived but you feel safe today." "People do not understand why someone would stay in a relationship such as yours was for so long." "Did you stick it out for the children until they were grown?" There are many other questions and comments. I do not even have all the answers. I only know I finally reached the point in my life where I felt in danger of losing my life rather than just feeling 'lost' to my family, and more importantly, I had lost my own self fulfillment and failed to enjoy much of my life. My life today certainly is not perfect but I have grown in so many positive ways and appreciate what I have. I spent several years trying to understand what a healthy relationship means. My current husband was patient and found... More > several unique methods to make me open up so that I could see that life has lots of good things to offer to make me happy. My extended family finds me a different person, so do my children and a few of them have a hard time accepting what they see as the new me...when I have truly just found who I really am. It all takes time and we all get impatient with 'time'.< Less
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September 29, 2011
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