Long Slow Train Wreck

Long Slow Train Wreck : One Person's Hate Began the Carnage; Others Unwittingly Took Part. It Was Like a Long, Slow Train Wreck.

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After Liana's husband, Guthrie, became emotionally distant and abusive her marriage of twenty-two years has fallen apart. Liana is doing her best to get on with her life. Divorced now for over three years, she is remarried to Ethan, a good man. But things get increasingly tough to deal with for the couple as Guthrie continues to seek control of the three youngest children through attempts at custody and during visits and phone calls tries to alienate them from their mother and anything to do with her family. He makes many false allegations to the police and to child protective services and uses the children in his games. The three oldest grown children, living with or near Guthrie are already mostly alienated from her. After a third summer visit with Guthrie, the three younger children come back showing signs of the emotional abuse while with their father. Aaron, the youngest son, is the worst. He is getting into trouble at school, showing deep anger at his mother for untrue things his father has told him and is very confused. He is saying he wants to die and having anxiety attacks. Liana seeks help through a PhD who recommends emergency legal help. So Liana gets on the legal train, hoping for help to save her family. But things only get worse. Guthrie ups his games and continues his abuse by using and abusing the legal system, counselors, teachers, police, social workers and anyone else who will listen to him. Guthrie's hostile, emotionally abusive behavior causes the children to fear him and be able to control them. An older son, who has been living with Guthrie, is reported to have become very reclusive and has also said he wants to die. Guthrie appears to be winning his sick games. Liana watches helplessly as her children are slowly torn away from her and suffer from the chaos. Liana has nearly lost her faith both in the legal system and in God. In a desperate attempt to save her family, especially her two depressed sons, she decides to take things into her own hands. The family is heading for a big wreck. It was like a long, slow, train wreck.show more

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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 23.37mm | 684.92g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large Print
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508783675
  • 9781508783671