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James Cracknell and his wife Beverley Turner have written a searingly honest account of the impact his devastating brain injury and personality change have had on family life
“You’re not the man I married.” Of all the hard truths James Cracknell has had to face since his brain injury, those six words are the hardest. His wife, Beverley Turner, isn’t being accusatory when she describes how his personality has changed, nor is she insulting his masculinity. They both know it is the truth.
“Since the accident, she’s been the hardest person on me,” he says. “Challenging me in a way I’ve needed to be. She makes me angry and frustrated. Sometimes I don’t understand why she’s so hard, when I feel she should be the one who loves me most. But it’s because she loves me that much – I’m hoping – that she doesn’t hold back. I take a…
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