family estrangement

family estrangement
Mental Health

On Family Estrangement/In Defence of Meghan Markle

I know more than most that family estrangement never occurs without very good reason.  In the early days of my own family estrangement back in 2005, I grieved long and hard for what had been and would never be Cutting ties with mother and the (half) siblings I grew up with had been a long […]

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Mental Health

What Rock Bottom Feels Like and Three Steps to Get You Back on Track

Ten years ago, pretty much to the day, I woke up in a Reykjavik hotel bed, drenched in a cold sweat. I had been there on an all expenses paid work jolly up, and had as per usual got myself into a very messy mess. I had the familiar heart sinking feeling that shit had gone […]

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Writing

Motherhood without a Mum

Motherhood is a complex subject for people like me. Mother’s Day is always a mixed bag of emotions.  In the early days of my estrangement from my mother many people told me that I’d change my mind once I had children of my own. As if the decision to cut ties with her and the rest […]

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