AS I WALKED THROUGH THE front door of the hospital and into the lobby, the volunteer at the front desk greeted me with a smile and a question, “Can I help you find your way?” “No thanks,” I said. “I know where I’m going,” which was a funny thing for me to say really, because I felt so lost and alone. I was so used to pretending that I was okay. I was accustomed to putting on a brave face when in fact, I would have liked to just crawl up into a ball and hide from the reality of my life. DARK SECRETS NO MORE is the PREQUEL to my first book, WORDS TO LOVE BY. For thirty-two years, my life revolved around my spouse. He demanded no . I never had the privilege of putting my needs first. According to him, my feelings were insignificant and stupid. I felt like a hostage for many years with no way out. DARK SECRETS NO MORE is the story of my journey out of that dark tunnel, which had become my life. It’s the story of the painstaking changes that I made, which led me to my freedom from the shackles of abuse. So many of my readers have found WORDS TO LOVE BY so helpful and inspirational. Because of that, I felt like I had no choice but to share the whole story. Once you’ve read DARK SECRETS NO MORE, you will understand why I wake every morning and go to bed every single day with a feeling of gratitude and joy.