From the May 2013 magazine.

May 2013: Happily Ever After

Who needs a knight in shining armor when you’ve got a fairytale life for real?

I always thought I’d be married to a wonderful husband who loved me. We’d have two great kids and live happily ever after.

It didn’t turn out that way. By the time I was 35, I had lost my job; no way did I want the responsibility of having children; and my alcoholic husband had tried to commit suicide three times. I hated my life but was sure everyone else was the problem. My husband had a problem. My employer had a problem. My parents were a problem.

-- Paula C.

Houston, Texas

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