Dear friends,

I’ve decided to abandon my previous pen name of Frank Morrison (a hybrid of my middle name and my grandmother’s maiden name, for the curious) for my real name — Zachary Stockill.

I was nervous about “coming out” under my real name to readers of my book, and this website. I initially wrote under a pen name because I didn’t really want some of my demons on display for friends and family. I was embarrassed, plain and simple.

Today, I am publishing under my real name because I want to grow, and expand, and create new products and services, and doing all of this under a pen name feels somewhat disingenuous.

I hope you can understand why I once wrote to you as Frank Morrison, and why I’m writing to you today under my real name.

One of you reached out to me with a very moving letter last week:

So glad you have chosen to use your real name. That’s freedom man. Love it.

 

Bought your book a month ago and read it in two days.  I am 42 years old and was ashamed of my “problem.” It was my issue and despite multiple efforts never found any freedom from my self inflicted torment.

Since reading your book I know I am on the right path. I have taken ownership of this problem in my life and stopped playing the victim. I now have tools to use when my mind starts to turn to jealous thoughts… My turnaround times are much shorter.

I am enjoying life and true intimacy with my fiancé. She notices the difference in me and is quite proud of me. That’s all I really ever wanted from her.  Thank you Zachary for giving me my life back.

This is freedom.

I’m so fortunate to be in a position where I can help others achieve their personal freedom. And it’s strangely liberating to be thanked as “Zachary” for my efforts, which is why I decided to write to you today.

I cannot express to you how rewarding it has been to share my book with you, and feature your stories on this website.

I can only hope that by writing under my real name, and expanding my efforts, more people can get the help they need to overcome retroactive jealousy.


Zachary Stockill
Zachary Stockill

Hi! I'm a Canadian author and educator whose work has been featured in The Huffington Post, PopMatters, Mic, HuffPost Live, and many other publications. I'm also the founder of RetroactiveJealousy.com, the author of Overcoming Retroactive Jealousy, and the host of Humans in Love podcast.