Torri's Memories

Browsing Archive: May, 2010

Sorrows and joys

Posted by Vivian Zabel on Saturday, May 22, 2010,
I've been busy trying to rebuild my life after Mike. The kids still write him letters with my help. Whew, so difficult to keep my feelings toward a man who could betray his family and ignore his children to myself. What he doesn't realize is he stole from himself, losing an important part of his life, his children.

I like my job. Teaching has always been enjoyable. I love to watch that understanding light go on.

My best friend, Alice, and her husband moved back from Chicago. I'm so glad to be ...
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Thankfully I have a loving family

Posted by Vivian Zabel on Friday, May 14, 2010,
I may not know what it's like to be loved, truly loved, by Mike. I refuse to call him my husband any more. He doesn't fit the definition of even a poor husband.

However, my grandparents and mother's brother and his wife do love me. When my parents died, they took me into their home and hearts. I was seven, confused, and lost, but they surrounded me in love.

When my marriage became a farce, and I could no longer "take" whatever Mike dished out, my true family welcomed me and my children back hom...
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When did I make Mike's problems mine?

Posted by Vivian Zabel on Wednesday, May 12, 2010,
     I was so young when Mike and I married, just seventeen, but still graduated from high school. Did my being so childish blind me to what Mike was? I don't know.
     I do know that I was weak and ignorant to allow him to treat me as he did. I allowed him to blame me for all his and our problems. I let him emotionally abuse me. God help me, but I was stupid, and the price was too high.

by Torri

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