ch 12 p 211Self-esteem is the capacity to experience maximal self-love and joy whether or not you are successful at any point in your life.

~Dr. David Burns

It’s a safe bet that women who end up in shelters do not have high self-esteem.  If they did they would not be married to or living with men who abuse them.  And they certainly would not stay with someone like that.  I know a lack of self-esteem was one reason I married a guy who gave all the indicators that he was not going to give me what I needed emotionally.  And, surprise, three months into our marriage, he decided he was in love with someone else.

Once I was able to think with any level of clarity, I decided I needed to write a book – to help me understand what had gotten me into that situation.  My next clear thought was that I needed to benefit women’s shelters since the women they serve go through a fate much worse than I had endured.  Most of them are not able to support themselves.  Nor do they have the emotional support I found at that time.  If they did, they would not find themselves in that situation, trying to figure out how they are going to survive.

Anyone that runs a shelter can tell you how expensive it is to keep their doors open.  That’s another reason I wanted my book to benefit women’s shelters.  One-half of the purchase price of Too Much Gold to Flush, The Gift of Infidelity goes to the women’s shelter that the purchaser designates.  Click here to purchase a copy and designate which shelter you want to benefit.

The shelters I am featuring this week are in Alabama.  This link: Alabama will take you to the page for Alabama on the Women’s Shelters, a nationwide directory of shelters for women.  On their home page, you can either click on a map, enter a zip code, or scroll down to a list of states to find a location closest to you.

To check out information about the shelters in Alabama, click on the cities listed below:

Too Much Gold to Flush can also be purchased on Amazon.  Here is a link:  Purchase on Amazon

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