Here’s my interview with Chris Wragge on The Early Show on CBS!
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Laura, I read your article about two years ago and now, as my own life faces the same crisis, I have searched for it again. Your story is becoming my story and I hope that mine will have the success of yours. In our quick fix culture where we can’t wait longer than 5 minutes for a burger meal, giving ourselves and others the time to wait it out is not something we are accustomed too. 6 months? Did you set that as a deadline for yourself? How long were you prepared to wait? Thank you for sharing your story – it has greater impact on me than any advice column or therapy ever could. One therapist told me to walk out – but I want my family and that includes him. You are so right, there are greater issues at stake here than just bruised egoes – wounded pride is a dangerous thing but even more so would be to play the victim to that.
Hugs and much gratitude,
Laura! I’m halfway through your book and have found so much comfort. I’m going through the same, same thing, heard the same words, he moved out, we’d had almost no communication. It’s bizarre. We were like you, we were a happy-go-lucky couple, always had fun…I’m trying so hard to feel empowered by your story, your words.
You are my hero! I came across you purely by accident and I am so grateful. You are my voice. Reading your book is giving me the strength to do what I need to do to get through. It is giving me the babysteps I need for my kids and for myself. I don’t know how my story will end with my husband, but I know I will be ok.
You WILL be okay because you have the awareness to know that our emotions are our choice. None of us knows how our stories are going to go, but we can control how we relate with our present moment. There is so much freedom in that. As I’ve been saying a lot lately, If I’m going to freak out, I want to powerfully choose it. I send you my very best from Montana. yrs. Laura p.s. …and I’m beginning to really really believe that there are no accidents… SO glad my book found you. I wrote it to help.
I was faced with the same reality…..my husband told me he didn’t know if he wanted to be with me anymore and told me that he wanted to stay living in the same house but live separate lives……… wanted me to let him do his own thing! It was a very tough three months, but I let him do his thing and I did mine even more!. At that time we had been with each other for 18 years and I didn’t want to let that go! I can say now that we are twenty two years strong and are faced with another hurdle to jump but we love each other and I am glad for that!!
Whether one thinks it to be weak or a push over, it’s not for them to judge, it’s not for anyone to pass judgment on what choices individuals make in the course of a marriage, I admire Laura Munson for her choice and for her trusting in her own voice! She in my opinion wrote from the heart and it was a great read and it brought me back to that time and my choices and once again brought me back to my center and my own happiness!
Thanks for that
Awesome Laura. Married almost 25 years and we went through the same thing several times. But each time we managed to get through and now love each other more than ever. Its been 11 years since the last rough spot and would like to think its over but we keep working at it and are more self aware of each other emotions to keep us in check. In the meantime I see more divorces than ever. Alot of people been together with children for many years and never got married and are splitting up. Asked me what our secret is and I said as long as both are willing to try then there is hope. Also mentioning your book to help them out. Looking forward to any other books you have in the making.
Great job, Laura. Spontaneous spoken answers for an interview can be far more challenging than the reflective sentences we craft and refine as writers. Favorite sentence in the interview? Your comment about which people you chose as confidants in your time of crisis. “I chose to speak with people that really loved US.” As I’ve discovered in my own life, not everyone chooses to be so discerning….
It was a joy to see your appearance this morning. You handled the questioning and provided answers in such a professional yet passionate manner. Your experience surely has helped a lot of families in crisis. Thanks for connecting here also!
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