This is a story, or rather a collection of stories, designed to show how - despite coming from diverse social classes and cultural backgrounds - people can still find shared ground between themselves, out of which a relationship can develop. Each couple in the book is brought together by what is most popularly perceived as a negative factor: mental illness, through the medium of a dating website designed specifically for those affected by it. The story is an attempt to show how even something damaging can still lead (ultimately) to something positive and beneficial, in life's often circuitous journey. Ultimately, it is a story of optimism.
About the Author
Chris Hadland was born in 1981 in the West Midlands, though moved to Shetland with his family in early childhood. After leaving school he planned to have a career in the Armed Forces, however this did not work out as hoped, and he left after completing basic training. It was during this demoralising period of life that he was told he had depression (this diagnosis was changed to OCD some years later). Eventually deciding to go to University, he graduated in Political Studies in 2004. He now lives with his wife in Worcestershire.