Chronic illness doesn’t just wreak havoc on the body. It can make a person insecure and difficult to live with, and the ensuing self-pity can even destroy a marriage. Author Chris Tatevosian knows this firsthand. Life Interrupted-It’s Not All About Me is his stunning first-person account of his battle with multiple sclerosis, which slowly eroded his marriage. In clear, pitch-perfect prose, Tatevosian details how his “poor me” attitude, inabilities to face what was happening to him, and his overall difficulties with his disease tore apart what was a storybook marriage.
An important chronicle of a terrible disease and a shattering portrait of a love gone wrong, Life Interrupted is still a very uplifting and helpful book. Tatevosian shares his strategies for coping and dealing with the disease, often treating conquering his illness like a game. He also offers helpful advice on how to manage the sometimes difficult emotions any chronic disorder can produce. Living with illness can be hard for everyone in a family, but as this brave and important book shows, with faith in God, hope and humor, life can still be worth living.