As I write my memoir, I often struggle with how much to say about friends and family. Because I’m writing about my divorce, my ex-husband is a key character. I am telling the truth, but in as kind of manner as possible (usually). I wouldn’t necessarily suffer if I didn’t ever speak with my ex-husband again, but he is still the father of my oldest two kids and for this reason, I endeavor to strike the right balance between truth and kindness each time I sit down to write.
I’m embracing the conclusion of Laurie Hertzel: I will tell the truth, be bold, and whenever possible, be kind. Thanks Laurie!