Broken Shards of a Shattered Dream: This Ain’t A Fairy Tale Vol #9

You know how you’ve seen all those stereotypes in movies and TV shows – everything from that ridiculous Everybody Loves Raymond show to the more aptly titled Monster-In-Law – how, no matter what the woman does, the mother-in-law hates her daughter-in-law – even if her daughter-in-law is the very definition of perfect? Yeah, well, it … Continue reading Broken Shards of a Shattered Dream: This Ain’t A Fairy Tale Vol #9

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Sex, Marriage & Lies: Be Kind, Rewind

Okay, so the last entry left you with my secret of my husband’s infidelity, and I touched on how I felt. But what about some of the ‘lead up’ to my discovery? (Note: There is a huge discrepancy as to when he cheated and when I actually found out, so the events ‘leading up’ can’t … Continue reading Sex, Marriage & Lies: Be Kind, Rewind

Sex, Marriage and Lies: The Affair

When I started The Friendship Breakup series, it was because I struggled to find anything to help me move on from a few broken friendships. What I learnt while writing the series, incredibly quickly, was that everyone had the same story – and the amount of women who wrote to me, heartbroken, telling me that … Continue reading Sex, Marriage and Lies: The Affair

The Friendship Breakup: Why Could You Forgive One Friend, But Not All?

To be honest, this is a question friends closer to me usually ask, not random strangers on the internet, but I think it’s important message about forgiveness, and explaining what and why in such a situation. We’ll name the three A, B, and C, to make it easier - the story isn't about who they … Continue reading The Friendship Breakup: Why Could You Forgive One Friend, But Not All?

When I Was Twelve

My earliest memory of anything sexually inappropriate begins at the age of twelve. It's possible something may have happened earlier, but I doubt it. Regardless, I have no recollection. When I was twelve, my parents had a very large party. It lasted three days. If that sounds strange to you, this is Australia. We have … Continue reading When I Was Twelve

The Friendship Break-Up: How Do I End A Friendship?

One of the most popular articles I’ve ever written is The Friendship Breakup, and people often write and send messages in regards to my personal experiences – so, as a result, I thought that I’d answer some commonly asked questions that I receive. Firstly, I can’t stress the importance of actually physically ending a friendship … Continue reading The Friendship Break-Up: How Do I End A Friendship?

Let’s Talk About Consent

***Trigger warning – this post will discuss sexual assault*** In my life, I’ve realised that many women have been sexually assaulted in some way, but don’t – or won’t – label it as such, for a variety of different reasons. Sometimes, it’s because the woman is frightened about saying no. It could be that she … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Consent