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Author Interview Jodee Prouse

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Jodee Prouse is the Embattled Woman’s Champion. She
helps a woman recognize that they have the strength to
transcend family trauma, and the power to disengage from
codependency with those family members who are at the
heart of the drama.
Her mission is to help women recognize that love is the
reason NOT to engage, that taking care of oneself first is not
a betrayal or selfish. Making the hardest choices may seem
to be cruel or callous, but, in fact, are healthier for all parties.
Jodee spent more than 30 years seeking to protect a brother
ultimately lost in alcoholism, giving so much it nearly cost her
marriage and risked endangering her children’s mental
The grand-daughter, daughter, stepdaughter, daughter-in-
law, sister-in- law, niece, great-niece, aunt, cousin, and sister
to alcoholics, she has tremendous empathy for anyone who
has gone through or lives with a family in constant emotional

Her gripping and tragic story, told powerfully in The Sun is Gone: A Sister Lost in Secrets, Shame, and
Addiction and How I Broke Free, unfolds while she is also growing an enormously successful beauty products
business. Pulled in so many directions personally and professionally, she finally finds the strength to make the
painful and necessary decisions that restored her emotional equilibrium, self-respect and protected herself and
those closest to her. All along the way, while still loving her brother as he lived his own journey.

Committed to her new mission to empower women to find their strong inner core and
make healthy decisions amidst family dysfunction, chaos, and crisis, Jodee recently
sold her business and now serves as an advocate.