Signs in the Rearview Mirror by Kelly Smith ~ Book Tour & Guest Post
Book Title: Signs in the Rearview Mirror: Leaving a Toxic Relationship Behind
Author: Kelly Smith
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 214 pages
Genre: Self-help, Relationships
Publisher: Sunny Day Publishing
Release date: April 2018
Tour dates: June 18 to July 7, 2018
Content Rating: PG-13 (This book contains real-life violence, but also meant for young people who are old enough to date)
What kind of person ends up in toxic relationship? And why does she stay? This searingly honest book answers both those questions head-on. Coming-out of a failing marriage, Kelly turns to Gabe out of fear offing alone. Her gradual slide into danger is at once terrifying and inevitable, and the steps she takes to get out of it will both inspire and offer help.
About the Author:
Boston born and raised, Kelly now makes her home in Austin with her three sons and one amazing Giant Schnauzer Bullseye. Kelly has written for the Huffington Post, blogs at Thoughts Becoming Words, and hosts a podcast Let’s Get Wicked Deep.
We asked Kelly about Courage, this is what she said…
It takes a lot of courage to admit you are in a toxic relationship. It also takes a lot of courage to admit you have been the toxic person in your relationship. In my book Signs in the Rearview Mirror: Leaving a Toxic Relationship Behind, I admit to both. While I was married to Derek, I was verbally and emotionally abusive to him. Although I had no idea I was this way because this was how my mother treated my father, I was guilty of taking part in destroying his self-esteem. I was guilty of making him walk on eggshells and questioning who he was as a person. It wasn’t until I was with Gabe, my now ex, that I realized what I had done to Derek. It wasn’t until I was abused mentally, verbally, physically that I realized the extent of damage I had done to not only Derek but also to my sons who were onlookers the entire time. I was fearful they would learn how a woman supposed to treat a man, and it is not even close.
After leaving my marriage and entering into a relationship too soon, I learned exactly how Derek must have felt while he was me. My ex-was abusive and I stayed because I felt I deserved it. I don’t deserve it. Derek didn’t deserve it. No one deserves it. It took courage for me to open myself up and expose the things I went through in order to help others.
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June 18 – The Book Girl – book spotlight / author interview
June 18 – Writers N Authors – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 19 – Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine – book spotlight / guest post
June 20 – Library of Clean Reads – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 21 – This and That Book Blog – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
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Ends July 14, 2018