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 Apology languages

A year in people #99 – my ex-husband

I forgive you. The words were loud and clear in my head, and it caught me by surprise. Almost involuntary, it felt like they had come out of nowhere. But the words were unmistakable. I forgive you. I was sat on a stool, leant back against the cool side of the building looking out into … Continue reading A year in people #99 – my ex-husband

A year in people #2 – Laura

"You talked about bread." "What?" "There was a whole conversation about your trip to Tesco and the bread that you bought, and what was on offer." "Jesus. Really?" "Yep." "Oh." Some months after I'd separated from my ex-husband, Laura, my best friend from secondary school, was telling me about the kind of conversations we'd ended … Continue reading A year in people #2 – Laura