No one gets married thinking they will three months later start considering their options around divorce. That was not my mindset when I married, but three months later when my husband decided he was in love with someone else that’s exactly what I started looking at.
My book, Too Much Gold to Flush, The Gift of Infidelity, was one of the “diamonds” that came out of this abrupt change in my life. Initially I wanted to write it to lambast this man and show the world what a jerk he is, but it didn’t take me long to realize I was the fool who married him in the first place. At that point, I started looking at what my part had been – what attracted me to him, why I ignored the obvious indicator, and what I had to learn and gain from this experience.
I had just decided I would write Too Much Gold to Flush, The Gift of Infidelity when I knew with perfect clarity that I wanted it to benefit women’s shelters. 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.
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 Iowa. This link: Iowa will take you to the page for Iowa 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 Iowa, click on the cities listed below:
- Burlington (1)
- Cedar Rapids (1)
- Clinton (2)
- Council Bluffs (1)
- Des Moines (4)
- Dubuque (2)
- Fort Dodge (1)
- Ottumwa (1)
- Sioux City (1)