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An old client recently recommended a book called 'Crazy Love' by Leslie Morgan Steiner. While I'm not much of a reader I love to learn so ordered the CD's on Amazon, download them onto my Palm Pre and then fire up the bluetooth headphones. It is a well written true story of domestic violence, relationship addiction and secret keeping. It feels more like a creepy Mary Higgins Clark novel than a memoir. You know the type - all American boy with squeaky clean image and square jawed good looks turns out to be a monstrous serial killer. I've enjoyed the book. It has been more entertaining than inspirational thus far. Ok, the big dog therapist must be one sick puppy if he finds a book on domestic violence entertaining, huh? Its just that I love words, well chosen words magical sounding words strung together brilliantly telling a story with poetry and crisp dialogue. It is a very interesting read.

Here is the thing though. There is some crazy love in ALL romantic relationships. You heard me. Not domestic violence but a pattern of always picking exactly the right person who is well equiped to hurt us in just the right way. That is what love and marriage are all about. In our hearts we know exactly what we are getting when we fall in love. That information just takes years to fully reach our minds. There are no victims in marriage.
Let me explain...I was invited to another wonderful wedding recently. My handsome young nephew had a smile that could have lit up the universe as his gorgeous blond bride was making her way down the aisle to join him in the bonds of matrimony. He was marrying the woman of his dreams and it was all good.

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The problem was, like all young kids on their glorious wedding days my man didn’t really know who he was marrying. If he did, he would have quietly slipped out the back of the church before he uttered those fateful words “I do”. I don’t know his beautiful new bride but my comments are in no way a slight on her character. I am sure she is a very fine young woman who loves her new husband with a pure and sincere heart. But I know who she is…she actually represents the worst personal characteristics of my nephew’s parents miraculously and cleverly disguised in an appealing and lovely package – this I guarantee you. It was as if a lethal buzz saw was headed down the aisle for a meeting with my handsome nephew and he could not have been more cluelessly happy to embrace it. There was no fear or awareness of the danger he was in. My friends – this is what marriage is – for ALL of us. If you'd like to read on click here...

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