The Throwaway Boy by Alix Chapel
'Why do you stick with me through all this?' Billy asked. 'Because I love you.' In 1997, Alix Chapel's world was to change forever when her husband Billy suffered a mental breakdown. After ten years of marriage, Billy's breakdown forced him - and Alix - to face up to the truth of his tormented childhood. Unbeknown to Alix, Billy had been living with a terrible burden: he was ruthlessly and shockingly abused as a child in care, and he had carried the mental scars into adulthood. When it all became too much for him, Alix, his devoted and loving wife, stood by him and helped him to work through the pain and begin the healing.