The Journey Begins – I never thought I’d do this!

Thanks for joining me!

So I have been writing a book for nearly three years now. But I started a journal to keep me sane many moons ago – over Twelve years and counting.

Having researched I have got to know many people via their blogs who are in the same position that I found myself then – or rather we found ourselves. So I thought I would serialise some of my book with you.

At the beginning it was ‘My’ story, and then as time moved on it became ‘Our’ story.

When my husband Danny left me for someone else, and was gone for three weeks, I was driven insane. But despite this I never, never, let it beat me. Everyone in this sad story had underestimated me, including me!

When Danny came back I never thought I would do it. I searched for other’s stories at the time and could not find one that showed the true madness that I felt, showed me that what I was feeling was ‘normal’ and that I would survive; so I kept a journal: this journal kept me sane and kept us together.

We live in France now, we are happy, and we are stronger; you can read about our adventures on my other blog Rosie’s French Adventure

So this is our story – it is my journal entries, I have kept them as I wrote them then, and followed them up with reflections of what I think now, with the benefit of well over ten years of hindsight behind me. This is our story, but the names and places have been changed to protect identities.

You will see that I’m no chump, and that you can survive the ‘Ocean of Despair’ trust me I did!

I hope it helps someone.


Making This Better the book is now available including the journal entries for the first 5 years of our recovery & the whole 21 days of ‘The War’. Available internationally in paperback and ebook  at Amazon and Barnes & Noble also available at Xlibris and Apple Books for iPad and Waterstones Bookstores for click & collect

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton



  1. Ah, very brave. I’m sure this will help others. Looking forward to your perspective, as I know it comes right in the end, but not looking forward to the most painful parts.

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  2. Moisy, on more than one occasion you’ve offered me the benefit of your insight and your experience.
    You’ve also offered me kind words, understanding, and hope. It has helped me find my center. Thank you. Sean

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  3. That’s true, and I hope that by sharing our story it will help people understand that if they want to survive they need to listen and understand, let’s hope so. Reading others stories has made me even more sure that we have a lot of help to offer after going through it, and that’s was a contributing factor to sharing my book.


  4. Thank you Moisys. I stumbled on to your blog today. I got to know about my spouse’s affair < 2 months back. Some of the posts that I have read resonate deeply with me. Thank you for sharing your journey. I am glad that you have come out well from the crisis. Shows that there is hope on the other side.


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