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Tracy Glenn Readjusts To Home Life

After 28 days at the Cottonwood treatment center in Tucson, it was time for Tracy Glenn to say goodbye to new friends and to old habits, she hoped.

"I'm ready to go home. I'm really excited to go home," she said.

"I'm tired of being angry," she said. "Because it doesn't work."

Her recovery plan covered how she would make things different - so the anger wouldn't bubble up: things like slowing down and continuing in marriage therapy.

"Then I'm going to look at going back to school to work on my master's," she said. "I got to trust what I've learned here, and I got to trust that God will help me just to walk through it."

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Tracy Glenn quickly learned that just having a plan wasn't enough. "It's been tough...for both of us," she said. "Jim may probably be harboring more unforgiveness toward some of the things that happened prior to my leaving."

"When she first got home, was difficult," Jim Glenn recalled, noting that his wife returned to the same patterns.

"I did go into the back room one time and lay on the bed and cry 'cause I was just frustrated," she said.

But Jim Glenn dropped divorce proceedings.

And Tracy Glenn was still determined to win her fight against anger, step by step, she said. "One is anticipating the anger; the other is realizing I'm in control of my anger," she said. "It's a choice I make," she said.

"Tracy has gotten the message to back off some of the issues," Jim Glenn observed. "And she's had a difficult time doing that."

"In my heart of hearts, I believe it's going to work," he said. "Tracy will always be Tracy. For me to expect her to be totally different is not fair."

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