Apology languages

"I'm sorry.....But...." This drives me CRAZY. My ex-husband used to do it all the time. Apologies seemed meaningless and insincere. There was always a reason, an excuse for shitty behaviour; usually it was me. "I'm sorry. But...you know how to wind me up." "I'm sorry. But...I had a bad day at work." "That but wipes... Continue Reading →

A year in moments #13 – You see me

"I read your stuff." "You did?" "Yeah. I read pretty much everything you write." "You do?" He laughed. "Yes, of course. Why do you think I wouldn't?" Because none of my other partners did. You see me. It's a wonderful thing to be seen, you see (pun intended), and I've realised it's something that's really... Continue Reading →

COVID ponderings: fuck off memes

It's Friday night and I'm sat at my kitchen table, Rod Stewart in the background asking the world to let him know if it thinks he's sexy. After-work virtual drinks and a catch up with Women's Wednesday means I've finished the beer in my fridge, and I've got no more to replace it. A sleepytime... Continue Reading →

A musing on relationships

Recently I’ve had cause to think about [romantic] relationships and my perspective on them, and I've been asked to share them. (Just to be clear, this is my perspective.) Society mainly seems to define a successful relationship by it’s longevity, doesn't it? No thought of whether it’s happy, or functional, or healthy. Just long.  Find... Continue Reading →

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