Sometimes new events carry echoes of the past. We may think we’ve moved on, broken up, left behind our former hurts and laid them long to rest, but the past … Continue reading
Sisters are doing it for themselves. Men need to feel needed. It’s a conundrum for which nobody seems to have an acceptable answer. This isn’t a feminist versus chauvinist argument. … Continue reading
The image of emotional abuse is a woman looking distressed and a man looking angry. The MO seems pretty straightforward. He starts off as a loving and attentive partner and … Continue reading
We all know about the elephant in the room. It’s that huge, looming thing no-one wants to talk about for fear of upsetting the status quo. Sometimes, there are elephants that follow you around. Your own, personal elephant that you refused to mention to yourself, because if you turn around and acknowledge it, everything has to change.
The new Disney Pixar movie Inside Out is wonderful because it introduces a positive role for sadness. Sadness can be cleansing. It can bring wisdom. It can heal and help … Continue reading
Sure, there are lots of ways you probably don’t want to be like your parents. You may or may not want the kind of relationship they had.
But if they had a story of love, chances are you expect something like that should happen to you.
We forget that the sweetest joys are found in the simplest acts: hugs, laughter, quiet observation, basic movements, holding hands, pleasant music, shared stories, a listening ear, an unhurried visit, … Continue reading