Watching Taylor's marriage unravel was also painful. Taylor was clearly at her breaking point. The other women and I really did try to protect her and advise her as best we could. Leaving Russell seemed such an obvious choice to me, however, not everyone has the strength or the courage to leave. At times it seemed our group questioned Taylor and her stories of abuse. However, with time the picture became much clearer. I personally was worried about using the words "domestic violence" or "abuse." If Russell was capable of the things we were being told, what would he do if we dared to utter those words on camera?
I guess what we have learned this season, is that addiction, domestic violence, and even suicide do not discriminate -- no matter where you live, how big your house is, or what kind of car you drive.
The issues that we have dealt with this season are real life issues that people struggle with every day.
Thank you so much for watching this season and for the enormous amount of support I received from all of you during my struggles with Kim. It meant so much to both my sister Kim and me.
With love and appreciation,