Recounts the author's marriage to a man she subsequently discovered had been brutally abused as a child, her terror in the face of his escalating attacks on her, and her efforts to escape the marriage when she realized that her husband might kill her.
Tell Me More parenting contributor Leslie Morgan Steiner has a happy marriage, healthy kids and a rewarding career. But many would be surprised to know that she is also a survivor of domestic violence. Steiner's first husband beat her regularly and nearly killed her.
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Excerpt: Crazy Love
“If you and I met at one of our children's birthday parties, in the hallway at work, or at a neighbor's barbecue, you'd never guess my secret: that as a young woman I fell in love with and married a man who beat me regularly and nearly killed me. I was always tensed for my next mistake, his next attack. The only person I was hiding the truth from was myself.” – from Crazy Love