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There’s No Easy Way to Say this, We Need a Divorce 

Dear A,  We need a divorce. Our relationship has been showing signs of being toxic for a long time now. According to all the self-help books I’ve ever read, including the one I wrote myself, this is always the beginning of the end. I used to think I could rely on you, but lately you’ve let me down. In fact scrap that, you’ve been letting me down for years. It needs to change, which is why I’m asking for this divorce I don’t expect you to understand at this point. In fact I’m fully prepared for wanting to run back …

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The Trouble with Alcohol 

After seven years of pregnancy and parenting, I decided that this would to be the year I got my social life back on track, and it’s been amazing. I think I’ve seen my friends (without the kids in tow) more in 2016 than I did in 2009-2015 put together. The trouble is, that with socialising comes drinking alcohol. My ultimate nemesis! I’m not an alcoholic, but I’m not afraid to admit that I recognise alcoholic traits in myself. When I hit rock bottom after my second mental breakdown in 2006, I knew that it was time to sort my life …