This autobiography is an all too common account of what life is like in an abusive marriage. Also common is the shame that makes the victim feel worthless and abandoned. She was too proud to tell but her practical approach to her husband's bipolar disorder helped her rebuild her life. Finding his crack-cocaine meant even more cruelty until he divorced her. After years of peace in her life, her former husband returns to the only place she was safe from him for the ultimate humiliation. Only this time, the pain and humiliation he caused her became the strength to reach out to others who continue to live with the pain and humiliation of abuse and addiction.