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LOVE & MARRIAGE

  • LOVE & MARRIAGE, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    MY HUSBAND HAD AN AFFAIR

    What would you do if your partner had an affair? Gameover? Or something that you can work through? Maybe you have an idea in your head of what fall-out would be? And perhaps this the reality would be different. A thought-provoking piece from an anonymous writer.…

  • LOVE & MARRIAGE, MUST READ, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, USEFUL, WORK & MONEY

    FINANCIAL ABUSE

    Domestic abuse can take many shapes, one that is often overlooked is financial abuse. It occurs as frequently as, and often comes hand in hand with, emotion and physical abuse. Here Kim Chambers, a Financial Abuse Specialist working in NatWest’s customer protection team shares insight into how this type of abuse manifests, signs of what to look out for and where to seek help for either yourself or a loved one who may be a victim:…

  • INSPIRING, LOVE & MARRIAGE, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    GASLIGHTING AKA PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE

    This list from Eliza list comes with a trigger warning as it focuses on abuse. But the unique and particularly heart-wrenching thing about this type of abuse is that it is hard to pin point. There are no physical manifestation to serve as hard evidence; instead the bruises a psychological and emotional. …

  • HEALTH, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MENTAL HEALTH

    MY HUSBAND GAVE UP DRINKING

    When we hear of stories of sobriety they, more often than not, come from the perspective of the the ex-drinker. This list from Emma offers something different; giving us an insight into what it is like to be the partner of someone who decides to cut alcohol out of their life.…

  • INSPIRING, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MOTHERHOOD, MUST READ, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, USEFUL

    THE REASON I STRUGGLE AS A STEPMUM

    The are approximately 500 thousand step-families in the UK, yet the experience of the Stepparent can often be largely unspoken about. Which is why this list from Cilla aka @thestepmumsclub is so refreshing. She talks of wanting to build a relationship with birth Mothers and struggling to voice the challenges and bumps in the road without being automatically cast in a hugely negative role.…

  • EMOTIONAL, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MENTAL HEALTH, MOTHERHOOD, PREGNANCY, BIRTH & BABY'S, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    FINDING HAPPINESS AGAIN

    Human's capacity for survival is like nothing else. Often that is because even faced with the most unthinkable sadness, we still have with no option but to get-up and carry on, to dig deep and somehow put one foot in front of the other. This list by Sarah Tobin is a shining example of this: and how she, with the help of tapping therapy, has managed to find happiness after the devastating loss of her baby daughter.…