“Melissa thought her faith was strong, but when she fell in love with and married a charming doctor, in rehab for alcoholism, she quickly became his enabler and their relationship challenged all she believed about herself and her faith. is a wake-up call for any woman who thinks she might be impervious to falling for the wrong man and excellent resource for any woman who already did.”
After reading the above blurb on Bookcrash, I thought this would be an interesting read. I was not disappointed in that regard. It was fascinating and quite educational as to what goes on in family where addictions control and lies prevail. I felt the pain of the family while I journeyed with them, through their lives.
As I began to read White Collar Skid Row, I found my internal editor jumping out...wanting to change words, sentences, punctuation and even paragraphs. You may or may not find that same.
What I did learn is that for many of us, going into rescue mode becomes human nature, but it can also enable the person to continue with their destructive behaviour - in this case - drinking and taking drugs. If someone is always there to clean up the mess, the person will never have to face the consequences themselves. We can’t make a person change, only they can do that for themselves.
White Collar Skid Row is a memoir that felt like a saga spanning many years and many challenges. The way Melissa has added some final notes, brings the story together to a satisfying end.