STORY CORNER: DIARY OF AN ABUSED LOVER (CHAPTER 26)

Unhappy woman in an abusive relationship

6th January 2017 I can’t really face anything at the moment, not even writing everyday in my diary. I just spend my days staring blankly into space. I haven’t been back to work – I’ve just said that I’m really ill – not that you would think any differently from looking at me. I’ve blocked […]

DID YOU JUST ASK TO BE FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS??? (PART 3)

No commitment necessary - the friends with benefit relationship

So what’s the solution to the Friends With Benefits conundrum? Well… There are three that I can think of… 1. Give it a go…but be prepared for the possibility of getting hurt If you wanted to, you could always give it a go, trying really hard to keep your emotions firmly switched off. But, as mentioned […]

DID YOU JUST ASK TO BE FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS??? (PART 2)

No commitment necessary - the friends with benefit relationship

So why do others get angry with this proposal? 1. They feel like they would be a temporary solution until something better comes along The angered person may appreciate the fact that the FWB proposer doesn’t want to commit because they have just come out of a relationship or are going through a difficult or stressful […]

DID YOU JUST ASK TO BE FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS??? (PART 1)

No commitment necessary - the friends with benefit relationship

Imagine this. You’ve met a person. They seem to be really nice and you decide to give them the benefit of the doubt and give them a chance. They could be relationship material! You exchange numbers. You seem to have a lot in common and are getting on like a house on fire. You chat […]

A LESSON IN SELF-RESPECT

Confident, happy girl

Do you have much? Self-respect, I mean? Not sure, huh? Do you use self-confidence and self-respect interchangeably? You shouldn’t. Well, what’s the difference? Self-confidence is derived from your perceptions about yourself. But self-respect is derived from how you treat yourself. Your ACTIONS. I used to pretty much think of them as one in the same. […]