Hunter Biden’s ex-wife Kathleen Buhle is releasing an explosive tell-all memoir, If We Break: a memoir of marriage, addiction and healing Crown Publishing, in November detailing Hunter’s drug abuse and his affair with his dead brother’s widow.
Kathleen Buhle’s Story
Like many women who are betrayed, Kathleen was for over 24 years and 3 children able to live with the toll taken on the relationship by her husband’s well-publicized struggles with alcohol and drug addiction. She watched him pour money away on cocaine, alcohol, and strippers before beginning an affair with his sister-in-law, Hallie. While Kathleen, like so many women, tried to help him through the years with his addiction, being with Hallie was the last straw. Divorce for her was the only option.
Hunter Biden’s Story
In Hunter Biden’s memoir, Beautiful Things, he shares, “our relationship had begun as a mutually desperate grasping for love we both had lost. Its dissolution only deepened the tragedy. “He also shares the depths that he went to in his addiction, smoking crack every 15 minutes being held at gunpoint at a homeless encampment trying to buy cocaine.
Hunter Biden and Kathleen Buhel have three daughters. Biden also has another daughter with Lunden Roberts, a former stripper who sued him and won for paternity. Hunter is currently remarried.
Well-Published Cheating Scandals
Kathleen Buhle has not been alone on the list of cheating partners. https://www.everydayhealth.com/emotional-health/two-timed-wives-club.aspx
There have been well-published betrayals to politician’s wives, like Hilary Clinton, Maria Shriver, Elizabeth Edwards, and Tipper Gore. There is a long list of politicians who have gone to rehab and an even longer list of politicians who did not. Some couples stayed together while others chose not to. Kathleen shares that writing her memoir has been healing, and those of us who understand the power of narrative therapy of memoir know that to be a vital tool towards recovery.
Let’s face it sexual betrayal, as Stefanie Carnes writes in her workbook Courageous Love is devastating. “It shatters the close connection you have with the most precious person you have in your life: your partner and challenges “what you ultimately want to do with your life.
Effects of Addiction
The disease of Addiction takes people away. They end up in places they never dreamed of; hotel rooms, strip clubs, in dark alleys doing things they never dreamed of that shatter their moral code and values.
With public lives, there is public humiliation with private lives; there are the whispers of those around you. You feel as if someone put out a large billboard and emblazoned you with a scarlet letter. Lost, confused, angry, and full of hurt and sadness, you often do not know where to turn, and sleepless nights and past regrets haunt you.
Whether you are the victim or the perpetrator, shame becomes your bedfellow, and only through healing yourself and your partner, is restoration possible.
If you are worried about your loved one in the throes of addiction, help is available. If you have experienced partner betrayal or are the partner, my team and I are ready to help you learn to flourish. Guilt, shame, anger, rage, and fear do not have to become permanent bedfellows. We are only a phone call away.