Hi! Welcome to About Amy Relationship Chats
I am a 42-year-old woman who has been through some rough and some great relationships in my time. The second relationship I was involved in, who was to become my husband, was an abusive relationship. After a dark and long 5 years, I separated from him and through courage and hard work I managed to stay away and rebuild my life and self-esteem. I went on a journey of self-discovery, so to speak, and spent the following nine years as a single woman.
I dated a wide variety of different types of men with different types of personalities and views on many different subjects. One might say I got to know the male species quite well. After about nine years of truly living for myself and my son with no serious commitments to anyone but us, the man who I would finally REALLY fall in love with came into my life like thunder hitting a calm summer night sky. I wasn’t looking but he appeared and though I thought it was fate, and that we were destined to be together forever, 9 years went by and after some extensive infidelity on both our parts, we parted ways and he was deported to Nicaragua, his country.
I fell apart, literally, and grasped onto a friend of his, who played a good part but took complete advantage of me, my love, my life, and ultimately my sanity. He became the 2nd incident of domestic violence I have endured, but the absolute worst. It wasn’t physical, but emotional and mental. They say, as do I, that emotional and mental abuse is far worse than physical. The residual thought patterns and pain in my heart and soul left by this last pseudo-relationship, are still lingering and taking quite a bit of strength to push through. Somehow, though I knew this guy for a few years, and never considered it possible, I fell hard, even harder than that of my 9 years with his friend. But every day I pray for him, that he may find peace, sobriety (I have become sober after a 22-year drug and alcohol career, and love my new life) and a woman who he can love and not destroy, as he tried to do me. I am too strong and have gone through things much worse than to have a man who preyed on a woman who was half beat down, take me to my breaking point and not persevere. So, I am moving on, and loving my new life, to be honest!
I am here because I enjoy giving relationship advice and quite frankly I do it well. After having been through so much and being the light in other’s darkness, I have always been able to see both sides of the coin, and have literally put back together some pretty damaged relationships. I am single now, and loving it, and thinking that it is time for me to take a hiatus on seriousness and maybe play the field for a bit so to speak. Perhaps I will share some of my dating stories as I grow in this new life and start dating again!
So there’s your About Amy Relationship Chats explanation. Come on, join in, ask questions, leave your feedback in the comments section! Don’t be afraid or shy! You can talk about anything you like. Romantic relationships, interpersonal relationships, your kids… Whatever you like. I have experience in many different areas. If you have a specific topic you would like to see posted and discussed please fill out the contact form found above in the menu selections and I will do my best to get to it quickly!