Donna & Bart

“In 1987 I married the man I thought I’d be with for the rest of my life. In 14 years of marriage we had two beautiful girls and it appeared that everything was perfect. In 2001 he left – he wasn’t happy and didn’t love me the way a wife should be loved. I was devastated! This was not what I signed up for! What about ‘till death do us part’? What was wrong with me? Once the shock wore off I started to realize just how numb I’d become. This was not a loving, connected, passionate relationship – we were basically roommates with benefits and we were not going to stay together just for the sake of our kids. The divorce was amicable and I am glad to say that we remain good friends to this day and he’s a loving father which is a blessing unto itself.

So now what? I’m 40 years old and alone with two small children and basically no life other than being a mom. Thank goodness for my old friends (and new friends to come) and counseling. My friends took me out and introduced me to country dancing and the counseling helped me to see that there was really nothing ‘wrong’ with me. Soon after, I had a couple of boyfriends – the first relationship was for about eight months and the next was for three and a half years. Nice guys, just not ‘the’ one. After that I dated here and there and went for a stretch of time where I didn’t date at all. I just didn’t want to mess with it anymore. I didn’t even realize just how resigned and cynical I was becoming about dating and men.

Then came Suzanne’s workshop. Within the first five minutes I knew what was in between me and dating. The workshop was fun and creative and it gave me a whole new world for me to live into! Afterwards, I was actually looking forward to going on a date so I started looking into internet dating and when I went out dancing I had so much freedom around men. Fun and play were present for the first time.

In February 2011, I was out dancing when someone asked me to dance – I had no idea that this would be the man of my dreams! Because I now knew exactly who I was and what I wanted in a partner and in a relationship I was able to just open up and be with him. It was magical – so much so that we were married 6 months later!! I am truly blessed to have such an amazing man in my life and I know I wouldn’t have this if it wasn’t for that little few hour workshop I took of Suzanne’s where I got all that ‘junk’ out of the way so I could actually SEE him. I will be forever grateful!”  Donna   If you are interested in creating your own love story, contact Suzanne