What is it like to live with someone with depression?
Two weeks ago I published the results of a short survey I asked people to anonymously fill in about anti-depressants. I then followed up with another survey asking people what it is like to live with someone with depression. Only 15 people have responded compared to 42 on the other survey. I wonder if … Read more
A couple of weeks I wrote about my experience of the start of going to relationship therapy. I’m exhausted after each session from the emotion of it all but actually the ‘aha’ moments are coming in the spaces between the sessions and one of my ‘aha’ moments is about blended families. To understand why … Read more
Stories to De-isolate
Last week I wrote about how we are going to relationships therapy.
Why write about something so personal?
The answer came from Martin Sheen who was talking about his political and social work during his interview on the podcast ‘On Being’ and said that stories ‘de-isolate’. He talked about how through his film work … Read more
We’re Going To Relationship Therapy
I wrote, some blogs ago, about how immersed I was in Esther Perel. One of the things which stood out for me was how she felt she had been in several marriages; to the same man. Gabor Mate (who is my latest listening/reading obsession) says he has been married 8 times to the … Read more
Esther Perel and thriving long term relationships
I am in love again. I have such a girl crush on Esther Perel. I can’t stop talking to people about her. As I talked about in last week’s blog, she is changing my life (well, she and the horses together).
Some of you might not need to read this…you might be in a … Read more
Why I may not be a fuck up after all
I have just had an aha moment!
Realisation one – I am not a relationship fuck up, I’ve just been telling myself the wrong story.
I was driving into school, listening to yet more Esther Perel and thinking about my own relationship trajectory.
I am divorced and I come from a long line of divorcees. … Read more