Her loyalty almost killed her, she knew that as soon as she awoke from her general anesthesia. After she woke up she heard an inner voice: Woooh, that was your last chance! It was a major abdominal surgery, she could have died. She realized that she had to change something, but she didn’t know what…
What else could she have done? What is a marriage vow worth if you run away after the first few difficulties?
So she stayed with him and waited… and waited… and waited.
His mental disorder worsened, but she wouldn’t acknowledge it. Friends and therapists tried to tell her; they saw how she fought against accepting the truth. She thought if she was always there for him, she could ease his inner pain with her love.
But she couldn’t.
No one can ease another’s inner pain. The healing must come from within. Only one’s own self is the healer.
One day, she took their cute little boys and left.
I left to survive because of my love for my children and – finally! – for myself.