SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - On Monday, Taya Kyle, the widow of American Sniper, Chris Kyle, was in San Diego to promote her new book.

Taya opened up about her relationship with her husband after he came home from deployment, and talked about how she first met him here in San Diego.

In her newly published book, "American Wife," she said wants to be honest, not airbrushed.

"Not one of us is perfect," she said.

After her husband came home after four tours, Taya said she could have pretended their marriage was perfect. The truth, she said, is they struggled.

In her book she writes about how she and Chris stuck it out for their children, and for each other.

She offered advice to other military wives in similar positions.

Taya met Chris at a bar in San Diego's Gaslamp, just like the film portrayed, she said.

Recently, Taya threw out the first pitch at the Padres game on Military Appreciation Day.

"It was fun to do it," she said.

She is now stretching her comfort zone by making public appearances because she is now a single mother providing for her children.

Taya still wears the wedding ring Chris gave her.

As a woman of faith, Taya said American Sniper and now American Wife have allowed her to embrace her new future.