Out of the Corner

Out of the Corner

by Ruth Skeens




Out of the Corner is a true story of an eighteen-year-old young woman, Ruth, who finds herself held hostage in a corner of life. She embarks on a journey of self-discovery and recovery from co-dependency. Ruth’s story spans a period of twenty years—twenty years that have Ruth immersed in a difficult marriage, the pervasiveness of addiction, and the evolving corporate world of the 1980s. Being a woman in management in a predominately male culture, she discovers a backbone within herself she never knew she possessed. Ruth must find a way to reconnect to the “light within” that guided her throughout a troubled childhood and can ultimately steer her into a life she could only have imagined possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945058837
Publisher: Green Ivy
Publication date: 04/18/2016
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Ruth Skeens is a business consultant, speaker, and author. She has primarily worked with Fortune 500 companies, both domestically and internationally, at all levels of the organizations. After retiring from full-time corporate and higher education work in 2011, Ruth spent four years as Director of Evangelization and Adult Faith formation for three Catholic parishes. Ruth currently teaches workshops on Navigating Change and Authentic Evangelization. She also conducts retreats on strategic planning, conflict resolution, and spiritual connection. Ruth is a native of the Midwest and currently resides in the city of Burlington, Iowa. She is a wife, mother of seven adult children, and grandmother to eleven grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Prologue 4
Part I Loss of Self 9
Chapter 1 A New Life 10
Chapter 2 Source of Power 24
Chapter 3 Broken Heart 34
Chapter 4 Another Chance 45
Chapter 5 Farm Life 58
Chapter 6 More Challenges 77

Part II From the Well 93
Chapter 7 Recovery 94
Chapter 8 A Parallel Life 114
Chapter 9 Moving Up 128
Chapter 10 Growing a Backbone 144
Chapter 11 Sexual Harassment 161
Chapter 12 Divorce 171
Chapter 13 Interrogation 184
Chapter 14 Closure 206

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