Clarkson Graham met and fell in love with Olga, the woman of his dreams. Their courtship, engagement, and eventual marriage followed. As their relationship progressed, Olga’s behavior became progressively more volatile and abusive. All along, Clarkson lived in the hope that he could “fix” her problems and live up to her perplexing expectations, until one appalling event drove him to his breaking point.
Following therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder, Clarkson finally put his life back together again and was then determined to share his experience, and especially what he had learned, with other people—and particularly with other men—who might find themselves in a similar situation.
Okay, this was a little weird reading about a man being abused but I do know that it happens because men are trained not to hit a woman (that is if they are a good person).
The other reason I know this happens is because my husband was married to a woman with mental problems and she would slap him and scream at him and one night she carried a butcher knife into the bedroom and hid it somewhere. My husband said he didn't sleep that entire night and come morning, he left and went to stay with his brother.
So, it does happen and my husband is a very sweet, gentle man who would not hit a woman back, so he left instead. The worst part is she won't seek treatment or none that we know of. Which I doubt seriously because we have found out she also attacked her mother and was arrested (long after their divorce).
This book is like a wake-up call for people to stop thinking it's just women who get abused. I have seen first hand how awful some women treat their husbands/boyfriends. It is not pretty and I feel sorry for them.
If you are struggling with any kind of abuse, I would get help immediately or just leave and never look back. There is a life after abuse and I hope those of you who are being abused, whether men or women, I sincerely hope that you get help before it's too late.
About The Author:
I am not a victim, nor will I be. I am a survivor. As a survivor, I was able to subjugate my feelings of weakness and powerlessness and eventually discover the desire, courage, and fortitude I needed to access the support and resources that were necessary to begin the recovery process.
I can say that my continuing growth and development has been defined, in part, by my ability to triumph over a complicated life situation, and now, with this book, I am sharing my knowledge and insight as I continue on my healing journey.