Less James Dean, More John Cusack
She was a beauty queen, international model, and runner-up in the Mrs. America pageant; Victoria Howard lived a charmed life. Her choice of men, however, was questionable.
When I didnt win Mrs. America my [second] husband threatened to divorce me, says Howard. That was when she knew she needed to break her pattern of attraction to emotionally abusive and unavailable men. (If only they werent so much fun!)
She spent the next four years soul searching, researching, and consulting with several therapists: What emerged from that is her new book, Why Women Love Bad Boys. Its a gals common-sense guide to sniffing out the BS, before things get too serious.
Since Howard lives locally, shes able to bring her experiences to the women who really need to hear them (ehem, that would be you and me) in her new ladies club Kick ´em to the Curb! The group keeps things fresh by meeting at different venues each month. Thursdays get-together will be held at Gizzis Coffee (2275 S. Federal Hwy., Delray Beach). Its like Girls Night Out and we all tell our stories, laughs Howard, and the best part is, its free therapy! On your first visit bring $20 to buy the book, then attend future meetings for free. Finally, a cheap date youll feel good about.
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