In 1988, Fleetwood Mac and a Shotgun Wedding Changed My Life

Life never turns out the way you expect it to

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In 1988, I was 20 years old and more of a boy than a man. Married for a year already, I felt I was trapped in a marriage I didn’t want and didn’t ask for. I say I was a boy because a man wouldn’t have gotten himself in this situation, and if he had, he would have made it right somehow…




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