Whoa, what a dastardly, yes dastardly story...the sad part is that it is true. What the heck? This is one of those stories that you end up screaming at the author of the book. "Can't you see?" "He's lying!" "OMG, honey, he is so lying to you!" "wake up!" But it is easy to judge when you are not the one who's heart is breaking. Jen Waite's life falls apart after she reads an email. She immediately confronts her husband and wants so desperately to believe the yarn he spins in her memoir, A Beautiful, Terrible Thing.
Jen has a spectacular memory and recounts the horrible and heartbreaking story in Before and After fashion. It is clear that Jen believes her husband has a leaning, if not full-fledged relationship with psychopathy although she writes a disclaimer in the beginning of the book swearing that she is not a professional in the field. Nevertheless, her personal investigation into the subject is very interesting and clearly cathartic.
Another bright and sweet spot was the amazing support she received from her family. How could you survive something so horrible without your family's support? The lessons Jen learned from her experience were good lessons for all of us. if you are interested in the subject of Psychopathy (read:sociopath) and Narcissism, you will enjoy this book's insights. On a personal level, Jen shares the things that she learned about herself. Among other things I will leave for you to discover was Jen's recognition that when she heard that little voice in her head alerting that something was not quite right, she should have listened and will trust herself in the future.
On a person note, i simply could not put this book down and yet it put me in the worst mood. It is the kind of book that gets you riled up for the whole female species. My advice, don’t take it out on your significant other, he didn’t do anything wrong!