Personally, I am not sure about you but I definitely have had had one of those……a significant other, a boyfriend to be matter of fact, that I loved so much I was willing to do anything for.
In my case, although the dysfunctionality of the relationship nearly caused me to relapse I did not. He was a red-headed Irishman, with a mercurial mood and twenty years older than me; as it turned out, he was married (unbeknownst to me, initially that is) too.
When I did learn that he was married, I was in love with him, and although I left him, I went back to him, when he informed me he had filed for divorce.
Soon after that I learned that he had not filed for divorce, and yet I carried on an affair with him for 6 months until I finally called it quits.
In Oprah's case, it was not a married, and yet it still was a man…."I can't think of anything that I would have done that man…..", including crack!
Yes, Oprah, on national television, admitted she consumed crack during her 20s. A man she was dating at the time introduced Oprah to crack cocaine. She said it was not crack at the time, it was freebasing.
Although Oprah never revealed how long and to what extent she did crack cocaine, she acknowledged it was a problem.
Subsequently, she received help and overcame the addiction.
Today, as you know, she is widely touted as the most powerful woman in the world, as her endorsement of current President Barack Obama on her then Oprah television program was widely considered to be why Obama reached so many supporters and eventually won the presidential election.
All that aside, despite her former troubles with crack, she became the first self-made African American billionaire of the new millennium.
Her influence extends beyond color lines and social class as she sits at the helm of her own network, aptly titled the Oprah Winfrey Network ("OWN").
Take it from Oprah, you can hit rock bottom, no pun intended, and recover better than ever!
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