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Growing up in a deeply religious orthodox jewish family, I found myself in an arranged marraige at the young age of 19. I was so spiritual and all I wanted was to do the right thing, But my emotions and my body would not cooperate with what my mind, society, and my family were telling me I needed to do.
I had ignored my inner knowing, and I began to experience both emotional and physical pain. Even after I got myself out of the marraige, the pain didn't leave.
In my memoir "PAIN THAT HAD NO NAME" I share my struggle of living with un-diagnosed physical pain, and in my journey to find answers, I ask questions like Who is God? What is happiness? And.. How can we know right from wrong outside the religious framework we grew up in.
From a happy teenager, I became lethargic and disinterested. My life became a chore I did not want to do.
Married, and in a lot of pain, I can barely smile. I am wearing the customary head covering of a hat on top of a wig upon my shaved head.
Pain That Had No Name
This story did not take place in some remote corner of the world. But in the suburbs of New York City.