Megan Cyrulewski is an ordinary person who has faced extraordinary challenges and now wants to inspire people and show them that hope gives them the power to survive anything. Who Am I? is about her journey into post-partum depression, anxiety disorder, panic attacks, visits to the psych ward, divorce, domestic violence, law school, and her courageous struggle to survive with her sanity intact-and how a beautiful little girl emerged from all this chaos.
This is indeed a true story and I cannot even begin to imagine or understand how Megan coped with her life. I am glad she is out of it and is moving on. Her story has touched me to the depths of my soul and though I have not gone through what she has I could feel her pain, her sadness and her happiness all in one. It is truly amazing how she has taken her experience in life and written about it sharing it with the world. It does take a lot of strength to do that and to deal with what she has and I admire her for it.
The message Megan is trying to get across to all women out there is clear and precise:
Postpartum Depression can affect anyone and there is nothing wrong in seeking treatment or consulting a doctor. Also, emotional abuse is a form of domestic violence and is not to be taken lightly.
These are some things all women should understand and all men should be aware of. Frankly this is a book that everyone should read as each person will have something to take away, some experience that they can understand or there might be something someone can relate to.
A well written memoir, this book highlights Megan’s journey from her marriage to divorce and how she continues to study law without giving up. She mentions specific instances and situations which were indicative of abusive behavior but were ignored. Megan honestly shares her feelings, thoughts and emotions in all situations. She admits her feelings about her pregnancy and how later she grows to love her daughter who is now the center of her life. Megan’s parents supported her through her pregnancy, separation and divorce. It is not easy to deal with all this but when there are people who understand and support you it goes a long way in helping.
I strongly recommend this book to everyone out there! Please read it and pass the news on to others. Please understand what Megan is trying to convey through her experiences and try to help others in need.