Counting

‘Oh, uh oh, you’re changing your heart Oh, uh oh, you know who you are’ And breath… The intensive five week training course – a prerequisite for my new job – ended last Friday.  The course was a combination of school centred learning (where I had to plan and teach lessons), university lectures (as well…

Stockholm Syndrome 

“If you are an approval addict, your behaviour is as easy to control as that of any other junkie. All a manipulator need do is a simple two-step process: Give you what you crave, and then threaten to take it away. Every drug dealer in the world plays this game.” Harriet B. Braiker When I…

Are you ready?

AP sent me this song, a few weeks into our relationship. Such a beautiful song. Such a beautiful video. Such beautiful sentiment. Dancing, like that. So tenderly. Dressed in your finest clothes. Just for each other’s pleasure. Having someone whisper such words in your ears. It’s the stuff I’d always hoped for and dreamed of.…

Am I lonely?

I have a therapy session tomorrow, so I’ve been in reflective mode, thinking about what I’d like to discuss. This question keeps popping up – am I lonely?  I know I am not alone. I live with my children. I have great family and friends. I have AP. My children are wonderful companions. I enjoy…