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Chyenne Daley Author Interview

Ninety Days is a powerful collection of poetry that takes readers through the six stages of relationships. Why was this an important collection for you to write?

The most important section for me to write was the healing section of the book. Writing the book was a therapeutic process for me and this part was especially important in my process.

My favorite poem from the book was the second one under Attraction. Do you have a favorite poem in this collection?

It’s so hard to pick a favorite. I put so much emotion into each and every poem, but one that I really felt connected with even after publishing was the 11th poem under the healing section. It really speaks to the growth and the developing love for myself after such a traumatic experience.

What is one piece of advice you wish someone had given you when you were younger?

You are beautiful, you are valuable, you are worthy of all good things.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your collection of poetry?

I want my readers to know that they are not alone, that in this lifetime we will all experience pain, heartbreak and loss. Healing isn’t linear but eventually you do come home to yourself and find peace.

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http://This book is a collection of poems that will take the reader through the journey of love and heartbreak. Ninety days is a personal look at the events that have scarred and inspired the author. The collection attempts to capture the nuances of love, and some of the hardships that come with shattered relationships. Ninety days is separated into six sections: Attraction, Intimacy, Uncertainty, Betrayal, Nostalgia, and Healing. These sections highlight the journey towards self-love and wholeness. Join the author on this voyage of exploration.

Ninety Days

In her second book, Ninety Days, author Chyenne Daley shares a collection of poems about tragic love life. Broken down into six stages: Attraction, Intimacy, Uncertainty, Betrayal, Nostalgia, and Healing. Through her poems Daley depicts the good, the bad, and the ugly side of falling in love, facing the denial and gaslighting of a cheater, and recovering from the heartache and mental problems that can arise from a toxic relationship.

These collections of poems are graphic and depict a powerful truth of what some women and men go through when facing a cheater; worse, a toxic cheater. Daley uses very few metaphors in her poetry. Her poems are very blunt, direct and there is almost no room for misinterpreting her words. “There was always red flags, There is always red flags.”

At the beginning of Daley’s book, the poems began with rhythm. As I continued reading her collection, the poems slowly lose rhythm and became more symbolic. For example, “I remember when I saw those eyes, I knew they were for me, I declared you my own before you even got, the chance to know me…” The beginning of this poem has a decent rhythm to it, but by the end: “Protecting myself such ideas was, Essential despite the potential bliss, I could have eaten you up almost immediately, But I told myself to wait.” The poem’s end is abrupt with the change in rhythm, and I was pleasantly surprised by the change of pace.

I liked that the author didn’t stick to one way of writing poetry, instead she jumped from strong symbolism without rhythm or focus on a balance between rhythm and symbolism. This leaves the author’s poetry open for interpretation and unpredictable. In the section of Uncertainly the author looks to have shifted perspective from first POV to second POV. Where the author used “I” and “me,” Daley uses “You.” “…Will you take it as a sign to proceed, Will you risk the danger…” I do not know if this is intentional, but it threw me for a loop. I was not expecting this change in POV so abruptly. I did have to take a step back to reread the poem again but it didn’t take away from the meaning of the poem. I found Daley’s poetry deep and I easily connected to the emotional content.

Ninety Days is an emotion invoking read that will have you wanting more. This thought-provoking collection of poetry will have readers experiencing a wide span of emotions.

Pages: 44 | ASIN : B09PZF462P

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Don’t Bury an Ailing Marriage

Don’t Bury an Ailing Marriage: … It’s Not Too Late to Resuscitate! by author and psychologist Don D. Campbell Ph.D. is a relationship/marriage self-help book that gives insight into marriages and relationships in four different parts. This informative book breaks down straining relationships and how to heal them through four distinct concepts: 1. Open your mind, 2. Open your heart, 3. Cleave unto your spouse, and 4. Office visits. This inspirational book concludes with an epilogue titled Love is Forever. 

By addressing each of these ideas, the author highlights the roots of issues that lead to ailing marriages. The book goes through several key issues that are found at the heart of many struggling marriages, including but not limited to: loss of the sense of self, adultery, anger, dissatisfaction, abuse, victimization, and lack of sexual intimacy. Though these issues are individually addressed, Campbell gives profound insight for working through these issues and practical tools for healing wounds that have surfaced. 

Conflict resolution, weekly date nights, respect, and re-sparking romance are just a few of the ways addressed to help heal an ailing marriage. Campbell does a good job at getting to the root of many issues and offering solutions for marriages. Knowing that there is no one cure for all, Campbell covers multiple solutions while encouraging readers to figure out the right combination for their unique needs.

This thought-provoking book gave me hope for seeing the value of working through conflict in order to better my own marriage. By challenging readers to address their own personal issues, this encouraging book does a great job of extending hope and restoration to couples at any stage of their relationship.

Don’t Bury an Ailing Marriage: … It’s Not Too Late to Resuscitate! is not only an enjoyable book to read, but it is also recommended for couples and singles looking to better understand all kinds of relationships. The information is invaluable and contains solid advice and ground to stand upon as relationships are navigated.   

Pages: 244 | ASIN : B07958H7QB

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