When I started seeing Daryl, I was really at a low point in my life - - confused, hurting, and struggling emotionally. My boyfriend was very unhappy with life. He had suffered a lot of abuse from his childhood, hated his job but refused to do anything
about either. Instead he blamed me, threatened the kids when they didn't comply, and berated me constantly for not living up to his standards. I felt compelled to always try to "fix" things but no matter how hard I tried, things were never "okay"
with him. It was always my fault.
I had a couple of affairs which I am not proud of but it felt so good for a man to appreciate and value me. It was at this point in time, I began to see Daryl professionally. I have worked hard with her help and made
many changes. Unfortunately, my boyfriend never did take any responsibility for the breakdown of our relationship.
I had to face a lot of truth about myself and him. I had to set firm boundaries. I had to adjust my sense of responsibility to understanding
I am only responsible for what I have control over and not for anyone else's happiness. I had to process my feelings and work on forgiving myself. It took a lot of work but it was worth it. I am now working for a nonprofit, helping other women.
I have said many times - - you saved my life and I can confidently say I wouldn't be where I am today without you! You are so, so special to me and I'm so thankful to you for giving of your time and heart to help women."