Excerpt: Relationships … not for the faint of heart

Relationships are not for amateurs! And yet that’s how they all start out. They certainly stand a much better chance when guided by love and mutual admiration. But as we know, that’s not what guided Bette! The following snippet from our story clues you in on how it went with her: The courtship was brief—each had his own reasons for wanting to exchange rings as soon as possible. To others it was an unlikely pairing: “What do they possibly see in each other”, went the refrain of the chorus. And isn’t that how it often is in these matters? We can’t find where the attraction is among couples, as it is so often buried under layers of unresolved issues: a desire to escape deep loneliness and emptiness; a return to a comfort and security long lost or never had; the fulfillment of dreams stolen from fairy tales. We initially think Continue reading Excerpt: Relationships … not for the faint of heart

Excerpt: Meeting in the Wrong places for the Wrong reasons

[Excerpted from: That Which Flows as One, page 5] They met at a bar. No, he was not one to imbibe much, and a bar—a dance bar, no less—was probably the last place you would have expected to find him. But that’s where he thought was the place to go to find a spouse. Not that he was adverse to alcohol, and fancied enough a claret with dinner, and perhaps a late night sherry if he was particularly pleased with the Dow Jones—the DJ, as he fondly referred to it in his head. His confusion when she later asked him if she should request that the DJ play a slow number should have tipped him off to their level of incompatibility. But I’m getting ahead of the story. At the moment his confusion probably just delighted her, and made him look charming in her eyes. Her eyes did see charm Continue reading Excerpt: Meeting in the Wrong places for the Wrong reasons