Beatrice McClearn was never a victim of sexual or verbal abuse; however she was a victim of her own emotional plight. It’s easy to assume that Cinderella-like stories contributed to McClearn’s desire to emotionally prostitute herself into the arms of a Prince Charming. However, McClearn believes she was just born to love.
A self-proclaimed emotional prostitute, McClearn coupled her emotion with her talent to write and turned it into a novel Diaries of an Emotional Prostitute, by which she brought mental awareness to people everywhere.
Emotional prostitution has been a blessing and a curse for McClearn. It’s allowed her to experience love, and to break down even the strongest walls that men built. However, she experienced a great deal of hurt time and time again from the same men that she entrusted with her feelings.
“If people knew the half of it, they wouldn’t believe that I am still sane. I’ve seen it all. I’ve unknowingly dated guys that were on the down low, married, fugitives, and flat out cheaters. But through it all I’ve managed to hold my head high and not go psycho on their asses. Instead I put faith in my destiny and believe there’s something better out here for me.”
Throughout her ordeals McClearn was mistakenly accused of not being self-fulfilled. In an interview McClearn disputed those claims and admitted that she’s quite complete with herself but she does enjoy experiencing life with a man.
“I wish people would stop telling me that I don’t need a man in my life to be happy. I know this already. My life is complete. I have my career, my family, my friends, and I’m just really happy at the moment. I don’t understand why people frown their noses at me when I tell them that I want a man to share my experiences with. Can’t I choose to want that! I mean, must I really die alone to prove to people that I was self-fulfilled?”
McClearn married in late 2006 and divorced shortly after in 2008. She wants to marry again, but this time she will go into it with checked emotions. Now that she’s aware she’s an emotional prostitute, she promises to decipher the difference between real logic and being emotionally vested in something as significant as marriage.
Her novel has opened doors for men and women to recognize emotional prostitution and discuss it in a way that has never been done before.