“We met at 18. We wed at 24. At 27, I checked my wife into a psych ward — for the first time,” begins Mark Lukach’s intimate personal story in Pacific Standard. “Looking through the glass window into Giulia’s new, horrifying home, I asked myself, What the hell have I done?”
The story explores years of conflicts with each other and of learning together as husband and wife remain committed, have a child, and try to find their way through hospitals, antipsychotic medications and antipsychiatry.
My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward (Pacific Standard, January 12, 2015)