Please be aware: this book contains references to some difficult topics that could be upsetting for some readers.

Topics that take place on page are: alcoholism, verbal abuse, physical abuse, gaslighting, manipulation, and stalking.

Topics that are referenced but do not take place on page are: addiction, sexual assault, life threatening accident involving a child.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence or intimate partner abuse, I encourage you to contact a professional who is trained to help.

Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233, chat with someone online at, or text START to 88788. Someone is available to talk 24/7/365.

Everyone deserves healthy, loving relationships free of DV.