8 REASONS WHY PEOPLE STAY IN UNHAPPY RELATIONSHIPS

Staying in unhappy relationships can be oppressive.

No one should stay in a relationship that makes them unhappy. It sounds simple enough to say. But it doesn’t mean it is as simple as that in reality. The fact of the matter is, lots of people are stuck in unhappy relationships. And that’s really, really sad. Some people are tolerating so many straws, […]

STORY CORNER: DIARY OF AN ABUSED LOVER (CHAPTER 10)

Unhappy woman in an abusive relationship

21st April 2016 Sorry Diary. I couldn’t bring myself to write anything else last night. My heart is completely shattered into tiny shards. I have lost my boyfriend and I’ve been completely humiliated in front of my friends. They are trying to give me some space – I didn’t see them at breakfast. My head […]

14 QUOTES ON FORGIVENESS

Practise forgiveness and lighten your load!

Forgiveness is one of the hardest things to practise, especially if you have been treated appallingly. Your mistreatment can make you feel angry and severely depressed, and understandably, the forgiveness notion can be the furthest thing from your mind. There are some misconceptions about forgiveness. Here’s what it isn’t… It isn’t about assuaging someone else’s […]

13 QUOTES ON MENTAL STRENGTH

Mental strength is no easy feat but the rewards are great if you practice it!

I’m writing about mental strength here. They key to self-control and self-empowerment. The endurance to vanquish obstacles, smash barriers and grow as a person. Mental strength is by no means an easy feat, but you have to go through the hardship if you want to emerge successfully on the other side. After all, there is […]

COMBATTING THE ‘CONTROL FREAK’ (PART 2)

Combatting 'control freaks' is easy when you know how...

Arm yourself with the following defence strategies: 1. Keep calm Think calming, peaceful thoughts while you are under assault. A gentle flowing stream? A warm and sunny summer’s day etc.? You get my drift.  You can even attempt taking subtle deep breaths and concentrate on that. Try not to get angry (I know that’s easier […]

STORY CORNER: DIARY OF AN ABUSED LOVER (CHAPTER 9)

Unhappy woman in an abusive relationship

17th April 2016 I’ve never been so excited – tomorrow will start the best few days of my life! Days to spend with my boyfriend, away from judgemental parents and family and meddling Chantal. And the opportunity to EXPLORE!!! Marcus can’t get a room for tomorrow, since the hotel is fully booked, but will join […]

COMBATTING THE ‘CONTROL FREAK’ (PART 1)

Combatting 'control freaks' is easy when you know how...

There are a lot of ‘control freaks’ out there.   I’ve certainly met more than a few. You’d perhaps think you would experience it less as you grew older – being wiser and more able and confident to make more decisions independently. People would take a step back, letting you flourish and mature into the […]

STORY CORNER: DIARY OF AN ABUSED LOVER (CHAPTER 8)

Unhappy woman in an abusive relationship

4th April 2016 I’ve decided to continue writing in you, dear Diary. I just couldn’t bring myself to write the same old painful stuff over and over again. My situation hasn’t changed since Marcus was kicked out of the house. He must be really mad. I still haven’t heard anything from him. I’d love to […]

STORY CORNER: DIARY OF AN ABUSED LOVER (CHAPTER 7)

Unhappy woman in an abusive relationship

21st March 2016 Keeping secrets is sooooo hard! I’m constantly welling with excitement and have to try and suppress it. It’s best not to tell anyone until things are finalised. It’s been a very busy few days (sorry Diary – I know I’ve neglected you!), viewing properties. They are depressingly expensive but we won’t give […]

13 QUOTES ON FOLLOWING YOUR DREAMS

Follow your dreams - you can realise them!

It’s always nice to have dreams. Dreams of what we want to achieve. They keep us going and provide us with a blissful escape from the humdrum of our lives. But they don’t just have to be fantasies to indulge in when you have a few spare minutes to yourself or when you are sleeping. […]