Bonnie's guest tonight is coach and motivator Suzette Hinton. Suzette has an inspirational story which she has shared on Bonnie's show in the past about her marriage not once--but twice to the same gay man. Suzette's religious beliefs led her to believe that people can change through prayer and willingness. She realized after the second round that this doesn't happen at all.
Suzette has been a coach for minority women to learn how to improve their lives. She is strongly into music, and she has written a new book that was launched several weeks ago called "The Sound of My Life." She says about her new book:
In my book, I talk about my struggles with codependency and being an accomodater. I also share how I've learned to give a gracious "no," and how it is a gift to the hearer. Don't expect them to think so or to respect that your no comes from a loving place. They will deal with their own feelings about it. That, you cannot control. You have to let people process in their own way. Truth be told, most of us disregard our boundaries seduced by the hope that by doing so, the object of our affection will see us more fondly. That's sad because we teach people how to treat us.
You can see Suzette's website at http://www.suzetterhinton.com/
Tonight we'll learn some of her philosophies on how she teaches women to put their lives back together.
Bonnie Kaye, M.Ed. hosts this show geared for women who find themselves in a marriage or relationships with a gay/bisexual man. The show addresses the complexities of these marriages and divorces shared by millions of women in our country and millions more around the world.