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 – […]

FAIR-WEATHER FRIENDS: HOW TO SPOT THEM…

Fair-weather friends can feel like the ultimate betrayal

We forge new relationships all of the time. Some are obviously closer than others. Some people stay in your life for years. Some have been permanent and dependable fixtures in your life for as long as you can remember and the relationships are still going strong. Some people only stay for a short while. But […]

THE B****HIT OF BEING THE BACKUP FRIEND

Being a 'backup' friend is extremely lonely

It’s a weird, hollow feeling. If it wasn’t so upsetting you could laugh at the ridiculousness of it all. I’m talking about being the backup friend. Have you been consigned to the role of mere backup friend? You know… a friend to someone that only gives you the time of day when all of their […]

10 MARKS OF A TRUE FRIEND

Treasure your true friends

True friends are hard to come by and are a precious gift. We may have lots of people in our social circles, or have lots of ‘friends’ on social media etc., but how many fit into this special category? The category that should be treasured above all categories of friendships? The type of friend that […]