In Reclaiming Your Marriage Paglieguro: A Year ofrieve, Sandra Ingerman examines the relationship between old habits and new ideals in light of recent trauma. With the death of her husband and soon-to-be-ex, Paglieguro searches to bring back the lost love of her life. The book describes how Paglieguro copes with grief and what it means to be a woman left behind by a man she loved. It also examines the effects of grief on women as they try to navigate the treacherous waters of men’s feelings for them.
The story begins in July 2021 when Pagliego returns from Europe to visit family in the United States. While there, she meets and reconnects with Johnnie B. who asks her to go to an old vacation spot on the East Coast with him. Although both men want to spend time alone, there are problems that arise as they reconcile with their pasts and discover that Johnnie’s parents were married in Greece not long before they died. Now torn between loyalty to his family and desire to connect with a woman he’s had a crush on since grade school, Pagliego can’t decide whether or not to go on the trip.
Reclaiming Your Marriage follows the emotional roller coaster that many women will face when their love lives are turned upside down by the arrival of a new romantic partner. Pagliego finds herself questioning everything about herself as she considers whether or not she can still hold on to the life she’s meant to live. Reclaiming Your Marriage offers a novel that reads as female experience. The author tells it like it is: sharing the details of personal loss with readers while weaving it into a tale about how people deal with life’s joys and sorrows. It offers an introspective look at how we cope with life’s big questions.