How I Made a Huge Mess of My Life (or Couples Therapy with a Dead Man)

By Billie Best

How I Made a Huge Mess of My Life (or Couples Therapy with a Dead Man) is the story of a woman who makes a lot of mistakes and then flounders trying to clean them up, hide them and deny them, until finally she gets a grip on herself and learns to take pleasure in life again. 

Three months before her husband’s death he invites his mistress to spend the weekend with him and his wife. It doesn’t go well, and the emotional scars are permanent, triggering a cascade of rage, neurosis and obsessive compulsive cleaning. It takes years for her to unravel the secrets buried in their marriage. Then she discovers some forgotten secrets of her own. To recover her sanity, she has to admit that her tidy memories are not the truth. The truth is messy.

How I Made a Huge Mess of My Life (or Couples Therapy with a Dead Man) speaks with poignant humor to those seeking role models for coping with trauma, changing lifestyles, and aging.

Coming Spring 2020

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