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Some Marriages Die of Old Age

I know it sounds terrible, but for some it can be very freeing. Sometimes there is nothing really wrong with a marriage, but it’s life force has just withered away… 158 more words

Personal Self Awareness And Change

Stepping Up to Parenting

To say that raising kids is tough is an understatement! To raise them as a step parent is a near superhuman feat. I married a man who already had two children–we’ll call them “M” and “W”. 1,142 more words

Excerpts from my books

I’m currently working on two books, one of which is based on my experience of abuse at the hands of my ex-husband and the complicated, dysfunctional family situation in which I was involved. 131 more words

Last Weekend

This is my last weekend before I return to work. It is also the weekend before Sylvia leaves to go to Europe for eight days. Oh, where has the summer gone! 219 more words



Sometimes I get really selfish in my grief. I forget that my kids have lost a sibling. I want to be doted on. I feel I have the right to claim it. 896 more words


The hardest thing about looking after children is looking after them whilst they are in the care of someone else.

In my head, I know they aren’t my children, I know that they have a mother who loves them in some sort of a fashion and I know that I cannot compete with that. 642 more words


Let me introduce you to Claire, my 15 year old step-daughter.

James and I are not married, however, since the ripe young age of 9, Claire has referred to me as her step-mother. 364 more words