Imagine sending your spouse to war with a heavy heart, then receiving a life-shattering phone call telling you he’s been badly injured. Your beloved returns to your arms, but changed, broken, angry, conflicted, and in need of around-the-clock care. What do you do?
Meet the women who drew upon their inner resilience and prevailed. Their vivid personal accounts provide inspiration to those who face daunting challenges, and offer a path forward. Each one of these brave, strong military spouses shares her personal tale of reuniting, recovering, and rebuilding with her catastrophically wounded warrior.
Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife offers an intimate look into the chaotic and demanding lives of military spouses as they adjust to living with injured combat veterans. These women are thrust into caretaker roles for soldiers who return home with amputated limbs, brain injuries, burns, and disabilities, with virtually no support or training. Post-traumatic stress tears their families apart, and they must wrestle with huge, imposing questions: Does he still love me? Must I sacrifice my career forever? How will this affect my kids, my sex life, my happiness?
Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife reveals the innermost thoughts of women who faced these challenges and prevailed—to not just survive, but thrive.
Unbridled: A Memoir tells the story of Barbara McNally’s impulsive liberation.
Everyone believed Barbara was living the American Dream. She married her college sweetheart, sustained him on his rise to success, and seemed to have the perfect husband, the perfect family, the perfect home. Yet, her matrimonial cookie crumbled.
Following the lead of her adventurous late grandmother, she sets off to overcome her fears and find her independence. While exploring Ireland, the land of her ancestors, she danced with horsemen, communed with priestesses, and had a romantic encounter in an ancient castle. Along the way she discovers parts of herself that had been missing. Something she’d longed for without knowing it. She tasted freedom and wanted more.
Seeking to discover her inner self, she set off on another kind of adventure — a visit to a hedonistic resort in Jamaica. After an unexpected turn of events took her through the locked gates of a rundown orphanage filled with troubled adolescent girls who were transitioning into women, she realized that she had long ago created her own prison and that she alone held the key.
At times sensual and soulful, helpful and hilarious, Barbara McNally’s remarkable story takes you on a journey of introspection and exploration that leads to unbridled freedom.
There is no greater joy than the adventure of discovering who you really are and then living that life. This memoir tells the story of Barbara McNally’s impulsive liberation, how she got her wings and learned to fly. And, about her pursuit of being original, and open to the joy of expressing herself as a multidimensional woman.
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