When I met my second wife a year later, what began with beauty quickly deteriorated due to a seldom-discussed mental disorder.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (PRWEB) June 30, 2015
To many Americans, mental illness seems like a distant problem. It would shock many to hear that, according to a 2008 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report, the lifetime prevalence for borderline personality disorder is 5.9 percent.
This caustic and destructive disorder quickly threw author Nicholas E. Cleveland’s life into disarray when he met his second wife. What started with intense physical and emotional connection turned into a “Fatal Attraction” tale, with Cleveland forcing his wife to seek psychiatric help.
Cleveland’s story is offered candidly in his new book, “From Happiness to Tragedy; to Bliss on the Borderline.” It is a close examination of life, love and loss from the perspective of a man who has been through a rollercoaster of joy and tragedy.
“Life can change in an instant,” Cleveland said. “I was happily married to my first wife when she suddenly and tragically died. When I met my second wife a year later, what began with beauty quickly deteriorated due to a seldom-discussed mental disorder.”
As a reflection on love, mental health, the hero complex, and depression over the loss of a loved one, “From Happiness to Tragedy; to Bliss on the Borderline” is Cleveland’s memoir and attempt to disentangle tragic love and mental health.
From Happiness to Tragedy; to Bliss on the Borderline
By Nicholas E. Cleveland
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Google Books and AuthorHouse.com
About the author
Nicholas E. Cleveland is Chair of Information Technology at a major technical college, and has a masters in business, an associates in commerce in computer operations as well as a bachelor of arts in history, philosophy, and education. He was happily married for twenty-seven years until his first wife died, leaving him with his seven-year-old son. A year later, he re-married. Then, a second period of grieving was to begin.
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