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  1. Alison, I did downlode the book just this weekend and have barely had a chance to read! But I have to let you know this…..on the day of our 20th anniversay, I told my husband that things were going to change!!!!! And change they have and it feels great!!!! All this coming from a timid mouse homemaker! Now I can't wait to read the whole story and see what else we have in common!

  2. I don't think what you've said is a betrayal of the sisterhood, although some may see it that way. For me, you've hit the nail on the head. As a wife of 20- years standing, whose "upright, pillar of the community-type" husband simply walked out on us one day, I applaud those women who go forward to make a new and better life for themselves. You once told me (although I'm sure you won't remember) that it would get easier. I cherished those words even if, at the time, I didn't really believe them. But y'know, you were right. It does. And you end up finding yourself and realising that, actually, you're a decent person after all and worthy of so much more. Thanks Alison x

  3. Whether written in 1920 or now it seems that women have grappled with the same demons,I hear so many similar stories and I think a womans lot is indeed a hard one and often it is the case that it is easier to stay than to go,especially when children are involved.It sounds interesting but I dont think I can read it,its the sort of book that stirs me too much!

  4. I've just about finished the book, and it really is thought-provoking. After 27 years of marriage, I feel I can read books like this and have an honest look at myself. Some things surely ring true in it, esp. the parts about 'letting yourself go' to the point of looking unattractive and feeling like a stick in the mud. For stay-at-home moms, that seems to be the norm oftentimes. Can't speak for those who work outside the thome, and won't even attempt! I'd not get it right. Anyway, thanks for the recommendation….always enjoy hearing what you're reading.
    And thanks for being an original voice *out there*. You've always been a joy to me, even way back in the beginning at Typepad. There's nobody on the Internet doing what you're doing. If there is, I've not found her! (and don't intend to try!) Take care, sweet thing. 🙂

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