Book Review. You Were Married When I Met You by Rebecca Rijsdijk

You Were Married When I Met You is a collection of poetry about one person’s experiences of being ‘The other woman’ which I find is rarely spoken about because of the shame and the vitriol that the other woman is subjected to in popular culture and society. As Rebecca Rijsdijk says in her introduction, ‘‘The other woman’ isn’t some mystical she-monster with snakes for hair. Neither is she a ‘slut’ or a ‘homewrecker’. Sometimes she’s just a nursing assistant working 12. 5 hour shifts picking up other people’s poop. Sometimes she is the one in the shadows, picking emotionally unavailable partners,’ I liked the writing style of Rebecca Rijsdijk and I appreciated the perspective the poetry was written from.

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