But that was before Busch allegedly strangled her and slammed her head against the wall of his trailer three times; before a simple hearing over a protective order turned into a media circus and she was publicly accused of being a trained assassin for the CIA; before the non-stop online harassment and death threats; before ESPN’s multi-part investigation into her role at the AFF and her subsequent resignation; before she was federally indicted on eight counts of fraud and tax evasion. The past two and a half years blur together in Driscoll’s mind; it’s been a nonstop loop of tests and disappointments, heartache and turbulence.
She’s watched the foundation she poured her heart into shut its doors. She’s had to explain it all, in some form or fashion, to her 12-year-old son.
Last summer, Driscoll sat in a quiet corner of a bustling hotel lobby just blocks from the White House and spoke openly about her experience as a high-profile victim of violence against women.
“We cleaned up in the line-out and didn’t give them a show,” he said.
“It was a pretty damned good performance to get things under way.
Chapter 4, “The Respectful Wife,” is the corresponding exhortation to women to respect and to submit to their husbands.
Chapter 5, “Taking out the Trash,” addresses conflict between spouses and instructs spouses to fight fair and to be quick to forgive and reconcile through disagreements.
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“But the talk about that Test was about Brian O’Driscoll. It’s not a nice thing for anyone to be injured so early in a Test, but all the talk wasn’t about the game and how well we played, it was about him.” Umaga was also frustrated at the focus on O’Driscoll and used his book to hit back at various criticisms from the Irish captain.
“O’Driscoll kept going on about the fact that I hadn’t rung him to say sorry,” he wrote.
She fell for Busch so hard and so fast that it was easy to push aside things that she can now recognize as warning signs — the fact that he was still technically married when they started dating, his frequent heavy drinking, and the whispers she heard throughout the garage about the violent fights he’d had with his ex.