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Unraveled - The True Story of a Woman Who Dared to Become a Different Kind of Mother

Maria Housden

As a twelve-year-old girl, Maria Housden's vision of a happy future included everything that society expects girls to yearn for: a home, a husband, and, of course, children. Life had other plans. Unraveled is Housden's riveting and thoughtful story of how, after the death of her young daughter, she found the courage to break away from her role as a wife and stay-at-home mom and strike out on her own in search of a more fulfilling life. Leaving her three surviving children in the primary custody of her husband, Housden faced down the disbelief of friends and family and began a journey that would ultimately lead her not only to the truth about herself, but also to a deeper and more loving connection with her children. Housden writes about the emotional reckoning that led to her decision and the ways in which she has become the best mother she can be while no longer living with her children full-time. With fierce honesty and the same gift for poignantly beautiful writing that she demonstrated in the bestselling Hannah's Gift, Housden makes a valuable contribution to our collective conversation about mothering, marriage, and the assumptions we make about the way life is supposed to be. Unraveled is the remarkable story of one woman's choice not to live every girl's dream . . . and instead to find her own. From the Hardcover edition.

As a twelve-year-old girl, Maria Housden's vision of a happy future included everything that society expects girls to yearn for: a home, a husband, and, of course, children. Life had other plans. Unraveled is Housden's riveting and thoughtful story of how, after the death of her young daughter, she found the courage to break away from her role as a wife and stay-at-home mom and strike out on her own in search of a more fulfilling life. Leaving her three surviving children in the primary custody of her husband, Housden faced down the disbelief of friends and family and began a journey that would ultimately lead her not only to the truth about herself, but also to a deeper and more loving connection with her children. Housden writes about the emotional reckoning that led to her decision and the ways in which she has become the best mother she can be while no longer living with her children full-time. With fierce honesty and the same gift for poignantly beautiful writing that she demonstrated in the bestselling Hannah's Gift, Housden makes a valuable contribution to our collective conversation about mothering, marriage, and the assumptions we make about the way life is supposed to be. Unraveled is the remarkable story of one woman's choice not to live every girl's dream . . . and instead to find her own. From the Hardcover edition.
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As a twelve-year-old girl, Maria Housden's vision of a happy future included everything that society expects girls to yearn for: a home, a husband, and, of course, children. Life had other plans. Unraveled is Housden's riveting and thoughtful story of how, after the death of her young daughter, she found the courage to break away from her role as a wife and stay-at-home mom and strike out on her own in search of a more fulfilling life. Leaving her three surviving children in the primary custody of her husband, Housden faced down the disbelief of friends and family and began a journey that would ultimately lead her not only to the truth about herself, but also to a deeper and more loving connection with her children. Housden writes about the emotional reckoning that led to her decision and the ways in which she has become the best mother she can be while no longer living with her children full-time. With fierce honesty and the same gift for poignantly beautiful writing that she demonstrated in the bestselling Hannah's Gift, Housden makes a valuable contribution to our collective conversation about mothering, marriage, and the assumptions we make about the way life is supposed to be. Unraveled is the remarkable story of one woman's choice not to live every girl's dream . . . and instead to find her own. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

4h 59m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:32


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:31


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:08


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:22


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:13


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:45


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:09


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:15


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:00


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:48


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:47


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:17


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:33


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:26


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:29


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:02


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:06


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:46


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:23


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:30


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:59


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:52


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:46


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:42


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:56


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:35


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

01:40


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:30


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:41


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:40


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:04


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:42


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:56


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:47


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:42


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:44


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

01:43


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

01:53


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:13


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:38


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:02


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:31


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:06


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:42


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:37