The Ex Files: Nothing Lasts Forever Vol #15

To help with understanding why it’s not as easy as people think to “just leave”, I will be writing a few memoir collections on my abusive ex. From here on in, I will refer to my ex as Ben, after Ben Affleck, because I have an irritational hatred for Ben Affleck. Seriously. There’s a lot of … Continue reading The Ex Files: Nothing Lasts Forever Vol #15

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Ask A Teacher (Parent Edition): My Child Won’t Speak To Me. Why?

Now, I’m going to go out on a limb here on this one, and assume you mean more than what appears to be usual teenage “angst”. By “angst”, what I actually mean is that your children, when they reach a certain age, need to start forming relationships with people that aren’t their parents. This is … Continue reading Ask A Teacher (Parent Edition): My Child Won’t Speak To Me. Why?

I’m Not Being A Dick, But …

“I’m not being a dick, but …” Isn’t it funny how whenever someone says that, you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they’re about to be a dick? And by funny, I don’t mean funny at all. It’s like when people say, “I’m not racist, but …” Uh, no. There isn't a statement … Continue reading I’m Not Being A Dick, But …

The Friendship Breakup: Completed Editions

I know that this series has been incredibly popular - far more than I ever expected it to be - and I'll still answer questions if any of you have them. However, it's been a little while since someone's asked a friendship-related question, and for now, I'd like to wrap up the series. Thank you … Continue reading The Friendship Breakup: Completed Editions

So, You Want To Be A Writer: Tips, Tricks & Ideas Vol #4

People start writing for different reasons. Sometimes they see a blog as a personal diary, and if people read it, cool, and if not, also cool. Some people like reviewing certain things, and do so just for pleasure. Most of us just want to write, and a blog can be a decent outlet to do … Continue reading So, You Want To Be A Writer: Tips, Tricks & Ideas Vol #4

The Ex Files: Darling, I’m A Nightmare Dressed Like A Daydream Vol #9

To help with understanding why it’s not as easy as people think to “just leave”, I will be writing a few memoir collections on my abusive ex. From here on in, I will refer to my ex as Ben, after Ben Affleck, because I have an irritational hatred for Ben Affleck. Seriously. There’s a lot of … Continue reading The Ex Files: Darling, I’m A Nightmare Dressed Like A Daydream Vol #9

Broken Shards of a Shattered Dream: I Don’t Like Your Perfect Crime, How You Laugh When You Lie Vol #7

It’s really easy to look at past events and point out how well you did – or didn’t – do something, but taking the advice you’re preaching isn’t always as easy. As I’ve mentioned before, due to several “friends” of mine, my doctor thought I had Munchhausen’s, or was led to believe that I had … Continue reading Broken Shards of a Shattered Dream: I Don’t Like Your Perfect Crime, How You Laugh When You Lie Vol #7