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.
Monsters are real and they live in your head. Just because you can’t see them, doesn’t mean they don’t exist. “In your head” is as real a place as any. … Continue reading
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.
Hope and expectation are tied together with love and hate. They’re at war when you struggle to believe what you ache for is possible. Then sometimes — and if you’re not careful — they fall in love under romantic circumstances and run away together, leaving reality far, far behind.
I don’t write what I know. It breaks a cardinal rule of writing, but I couldn’t possibly know all the things I’ve supposed here in this blog. I’ve lived it … Continue reading
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then … Continue reading