I wouldn’t trade that period in my life for anything, though. It was the worst time ever but I’m stronger having gone through it. The day I stopped believing was 12 days before I tried to kill myself.
I had no idea that penny slot machines and scratch-off lottery tickets could destroy a home.
I’ve never had a wedding myself, but my understanding is that most of the attention is supposed to be on the bride and groom and not on the imploding personal lives of any of the guests.
It may sound melodramatic, but my speech impediment has affected my identity, friendships, family dynamic and my professional path.
Brad was very supportive… at first.