When someone thinks they know everything about you – and they get it all wrong it creates some cognitive dissonance. I read this and think, “Who is this? Who thinks like this?”
A while ago a reader wrote a review on Amazon of my book on divorce. He or she said:
Do You Want to Poke Your Eyes Out? Read This Book and You Will
Wow, I can’t be more forward about my review except to say this book is a soap opera on a train to hell. Certainly I feel for the author, but my god if I were her I’d have moved across the country to the back woods and changed my name long ago to escape such a mess. Not really helpful unless you’re a high-profile cat -scratch fighting kind of person. Yikes.
About a year after it was written I responded:
Hi! I didn’t end up in hell – went through it and got to the other side. Never have found running to be the answer. Post traumatic growth is real and I do encourage people to understand that – it brings hope. The ex and I worked out the money judgment on our own and with the interest, it isn’t a bad deal. I see him on occasion, our son is fine and busy with his post college life and work. Come see what I am doing now – gone back to my technology roots and write about start ups: www.TheSiliconValleystory – Life is good, I work with others going through these kinds of divorces as well as writing the tech blog, and hope that my version of how to get through hell is more valuable than running for the hills unless of course the hills are where you want to be. Then, go! And enjoy!