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Still Too Scared of Hate to Leave Home Without a Guard Dog: The Novel or the Play or Film Script: A woman without a man can go to bed knowing she'll still be alive in the morning. Kindle Edition

 

 

 

 

The novel version is at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01H6C8KGA#nav-subnav

 

Or read the Play/Script version of the novel: The play/script version is at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01H65BE06#nav-subnav.

 

A woman without a man can go to bed knowing she'll still be alive in the morning. A wife isn’t supposed to complain about her cold-fish husband according to etiquette. Still too scared to leave home without a guard dog.

As with the protagonist's mother and some women generations before her, she's a low self-esteem, low confidence wife who assumes that she can’t take care of herself, married to a man who can’t take care of his wife.

He’s a commanding, bullying, whining and volcanic with low serotonin levels, high narcissism and worries about self image. She's financially dependent upon him in her old age and nearly penniless compared to most other women with graduate school liberal arts educations.

She's shy, frightened, old, and spent, but she likes the free rent, the backyard, and her doggies who do show her affection by wagging their tails when she gives them their food and gentle touches. She isn't planning to budge unless she's thrown to the curb. Then she will be a homeless old woman, she decides, with on and off agoraphobia and panic disorder.

Her husband(s) became abusive dads to her, in a similar, familiar way that her own dad acted with his wife, her mother. Since her present husband abuses her less than the first husband did, she'll stay as long as there’s money to pay the taxes on the house and keep food in the fridge.

She loves reading romance and writing romance novels. How do you write about a world of romance, of push and pull, and happily ever after when romance just isn't in the home, not in the way she writes about it with flowers and travel, honeymoons and weddings, all of which she's never had, at least not without being gaslighted, abused, wracked, cracked, drilled and financially milled while writing of love everlasting. She's bewildered and confused, sometimes by unpredictability and/ or too many surprises.

This novel is about the fictional experiences of a wife in a multicultural, interfaith marriage. The chapters, like stages of life, reveal the childhood and coming-of-age events that she grew up with that leads up to her choices and outcomes in marriage.

 

The novel version is at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01H6C8KGA#nav-subnav

 

Or read the Play/Script version of the novel: The play/script version is at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01H65BE06#nav-subnav.