Roxanne sat quietly sipping her coffee while sitting on the kitchen window seat of her best friend Leslie's home. The home is located on beautiful Lake Amston in the small town of Lebanon Conneticut. Miles from her home in Austin Tx....this was Roxanne's place to escape when life seemed overwhelming. As luck would have it, her best friend of 40 years... was away in London England doing research for a book she was writing. She had phoned Roxanne about two weeks before her trip to see if she would be interested in house sitting... Roxanne, of course said yes and her being a freelance writer would make it easy to take her work with her.
It was fall and the trees were beautiful colors of gold, orange and brown and the area surrounding Leslie's home was eerily quiet. The town, busy during the summer season, was now mostly empty of tourists, this suited Roxanne completely...she could focus on her writing. She had recently been contacted by a popular psychology magazine and asked to do a piece on marriage relationship. Being a graduate from Baylor Universtiy and her degree being in Psychology with the emphsis being on marriage and family....having done private marriage counseling with a well known counseling center in Texas....she felt more than qualified. But if people knew of her personal life, they may never want to read her words.
It's amazing how easily it is to give advice to others and not able to live it yourself. God knows she had tried, but everytime she found herself in a relationship it ended terribly.