Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Review of Silent Partner!

I was married to a man who had lied to himself for a good part of his life, who lied to others for the rest of it, and who lied to me in word and in deed, in mind and in body, in acts of commission and omission.--Dina Matos McGreevey

...over the last two years my faith has grown and my spiritual practices have deepened.  Otherwise, I could not have survived.  Faith, or at least my faith, is not passive.

I know that I'm a stronger person now than I've ever been or thought I could ever be.--Dina Matos McGreevey
In 2004, Dina Matos McGreevey's world fell apart.  Her husband, who was the Governor of New Jersey at that time, confessed to Dina and the world that he had been having an affair with a man.  Dina had noticed some of her husband's deceptions, but had no idea how many there were and that many of them started when they began dating and lasted throughout their marriage.

I saw and was drawn to Dina's story after seeing it on an episode of, "Who the Bleep Did I Marry?"  I found out that even though she did stand next to him during his public confession, she separated from him soon afterwards.   I was impressed with her strength of character that she displayed throughout it all.

Again, just like when I read Christi Paul's book, I could relate to some of the things that Dina shared in her book, Silent Partner.  It was therapeutic and encouraging to see how she coped and was able to successfully move on with her life.

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