DON’T JUST SETTLE

UNFULFILLING RELATIONSHIPS CAN MAKE YOU DEPRESSED

Don't Just Settle

My twenties was a dire decade in terms of relationships (not that you could really call them that). Gosh, my head must really have been in a bad place to attract such pathetic idiots! I would attract this type of vile man like a beacon. Although I did have quite low self-esteem and a poor […]

STORY CORNER: THE BACKSTABBER (A POEM)

Backstabber - A Poem

You pretend to be nice And smile in my face. You act like you’re accommodating, Tolerant and full of grace.   You laugh at my jokes And give me a hug. You believe me naïve And think I’m a mug.   You are waving your knife, Waiting eagerly to attack. You want to embrace me […]

STORY CORNER: DIARY OF AN ABUSED LOVER (CHAPTER 34)

Unhappy woman in an abusive relationship

21st April 2017 Finding it extremely hard to concentrate at work. Keep making mistakes and staring into space. Am I doing the right thing? Why am I questioning myself so much? If I say I’ll do something, I should commit to it. Spent lunchtime picking at my food. My hunger has been replaced with dread. […]

STORY CORNER: DIARY OF AN ABUSED LOVER (CHAPTER 33)

Unhappy woman in an abusive relationship

14th April 2017 I feel sad. I had my last session with Nikki today. She’s hopeful that I can turn my life around. I hope I can too. It’s gonna be odd not talking through things every Friday evening any more. I feel a little unsure of myself. I know she’s given me explicit instructions […]

STORY CORNER: DIARY OF AN ABUSED LOVER (CHAPTER 32)

Unhappy woman in an abusive relationship

31st March 2017 I only have 2 more weeks left with Nikki. I do feel sad about it – she was great to talk to about my problems. I told her what happened to me yesterday on the train. She thinks that he is perhaps trying to remind me of how we first met. She […]

STORY CORNER: DIARY OF AN ABUSED LOVER (CHAPTER 31)

Unhappy woman in an abusive relationship

4th March 2017 The British Museum is absolutely HUGE!! I really loved it – I think it’s my second favourite museum after Le Louvre. We did arrive later than I had initially hoped, around 1:30pm. Yep, that was my fault. I took longer than usual getting ready. I’m trying to look after my appearance again […]

LETTING GO OF ONE-SIDED RELATIONSHIPS

Letting Go Of One-Sided Relationships

I have a lot of experience when it comes to this. Well, mostly in my younger years anyway. I’ve always been very good natured and love going out of my way to help people. But sometimes these strengths can be turned into weaknesses to be used against you. Here, I’m talking about being the one […]

STORY CORNER: DIARY OF AN ABUSED LOVER (CHAPTER 30)

Unhappy woman in an abusive relationship

13th February 2017 It’s absolutely great to be back at work!! ? Getting back into a familiar routine can really be a pleasant and welcome distraction. I got up super early and left home at 7:30am to make sure I wouldn’t bump into Marcus. I knew it would be highly unlikely I would see him […]

STORY CORNER: DIARY OF AN ABUSED LOVER (CHAPTER 29)

Unhappy woman in an abusive relationship

9th February 2017 I arrived at counselling all flustered. And sweaty. And late. I was thinking so furiously about my dilemma with little Elijah and Marcus that I missed my train stop and had to back-track, only to start panicking that I was late, which caused me to set off in the wrong direction – […]

DEALING WITH DELIBERATE WIND-UP MERCHANTS

Dealing With Deliberate Wind-Up Merchants

Wind-up merchants. I call them mini satans. I’m not talking about the light-hearted prankster sort.  Rather, I’m describing those who are infuriatingly annoying and manipulative and attempt to drive you to the very edge of your sanity. They deliberately go out of their way to make you angry and aggressive. Now, some will purposefully push […]