Former Australian swimmer Lisa Curry has spoken to A Current Affair, and revealed why her marriage to ex-husband Ironman Grant Kenny broke down.
52-year-old Curry said on the program that she was misdiagnosed with depression – but that she actually had a different condition that put a strain on her marriage.
Curry told the current affairs program she had what is known as ‘Rushing Woman’s Syndrome’.
Curry told A Current Affair, “The Rushing Woman Syndrome is absolutely me. It’s been me for a long time… I didn’t want to seem like I was the only cow on earth, but it always felt like that to me.”
“I had days where I just felt completely out of control… I was angry, irritable, moody, cried for no reason, and wanted to kill the world.”
She told the program that it “created a lot of tension” in her marriage.
Curry and Grant Kenny were married in 1986, but split in 2009. They have three adult children from their marriage; Jett, Morgan and Jaimi.
Curry also apologised to men all over Australia, who may have suffered the effects of having a partner with Rushing Woman’s Syndrome.
“On behalf of me and all women in Australia, I want to say sorry to all the guys, cause they cop it, the men cop it, it’s the men that are closest in your life, and … they don’t even have to do anything, yet they can’t do anything right or wrong… in our eyes they’re the worst person in the world,” she told A Current Affair.
“Sorry guys, but I’m glad there’s a name for it now and I’m glad we’ve got a solution.”
Rushing Woman’s Syndrome was the topic of a book by a holistic nutrition specialist Dr Libby Weaver in 2009, and she spoke to Yahoo about the condition.