What Type Of Man?
The Facebook post below explains how I became involved in the project for “Faces Of Mental Illness“.
I had posted in the GriefHab group about my experience of grieving and anxiety, and about my reasons for writing my first book.
I had started the outline of the subject I was writing about, the title I chose was “What Type Of Man?” which refers to how I started off in January 2009 sitting in my home office just two years after the death of my partner.
Back then I was asking myself the question, what type of man do I want in my life. I had decided that I had recovered enough to be able to look for another relationship. So I started to write out the different qualities and what I was looking for in my next relationship.
The full title of my first book is “Post Separation Abuse. Betrayal & Abandonment, What Type Of Man?” I’m not quite finished writing this yet. I have researched some legal issues which is the subject of part 2 in my book.
I had not completely joined all the dots when I started my writing project. However, now as I have had time to reflect and to learn from the experience, I have come to understand why I am writing my story. There is a message in this book. Hoping that I can get this message out to all the people who need to hear it. I want to be able to educate, inform and bring about changes, yes all very big goals. I am determined that I will achieve this.
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The idea to write my first book
So, back in August 2020, on the night that the ex unexpectedly terminated our relationship. That was when I remember saying I was going to write the book. It was 8 months later that I acted on that idea. I was then invited by the owner of the GriefHab Facebook Group, Samantha Ruth to contribute a chapter to the collaborative project, Faces Of Mental Illness.
I chose to write about an experience I had when I was just 27 years of age, and not the current anxiety and trauma that I was still experiencing and going through. You can read more on the Facebook post below.
This project has been inspired by Claudia Fernandez-Niedzielski, Samantha Ruth and also Kate Butler as publisher.
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You can read my story and nineteen other stories from people who have lived experiences of mental illness. We share our stories in “Faces Of Mental Illness” in a collective effort to break stigmas, inspire hope, and change the way the world views Mental Illness.
The forward is written by Jack Canfield.