“My husband doesn’t beat me or anything,” she said.
To which I replied, “Good. That’s my point with telling these stories. You don’t have to be in an abusive relationship to be unhappy. You just have to have questioned how you ended up in a situation, married to this man.”
Veda agreed to open up to me. I was grateful.
At the time of our conversation, her husband had suffered a stroke about a year prior. The effects of his illness were numerous. Basically, Veda had gone from having a helpful partner to being somewhat of a caregiver, while continuing to mother three daughters and working a fulltime job.
Concept: I knew I wanted to present Veda as a committed wife for several…
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