Wide Open: A Not-So-Conventional Love Story
When Gracie met her husband Hank at the age of twenty-three, their relationship was based on love, mutual interests, and meeting each other's emotional needs. Because their home was so stable and loving, Gracie was able to overlook the fact that their marriage was sexually unfulfilling. Twenty-five years and two kids later, and still very much out of sync sexually, Gracie found herself unable to ignore what she had been ignoring for so long-the fact that this marriage was not entirely satisfying. Then she met O. Gracie wasn't looking for another man-she was committed to making her marriage work. But as her friendship with O grew, she became increasingly sexually attracted to him. As her desire was reawakened, she found herself yearning to stretch the boundaries of her life. What if there was a way to be with O and not destroy her marriage? In a world where women often feel pressured to be everything to everyone, Gracie courageously strives to have it all. Grace Comes First is the true story a woman who learns how to put herself first, while still holding together the family she deeply loves. It's the story of a woman who felt sexually deadened by marriage, and who had the courage to form a new relationship dynamic and create a chosen family that included herself, her new lover, her husband, his lover, and their kids.
Grace X is a writer, actress, and director. She lives in Northern California with her former husband Hank, her current husband O, and their children.