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Open Scars — Damaged, But Not Destroyed.

Location: 7 min read405 views

The author shares a personal account of emotional turmoil following a grandmother’s death, highlighting familial neglect and personal estrangement. Feeling triggered by indirect family criticism, they debate the obligations of family ties, asserting the importance of recognising family as humans capable of causing pain. Sharing their story on social media prompted unexpected support and conversations, reflecting on familial love extending beyond blood relations. They advocate for self-care, setting boundaries, and finding peace despite unresolved family dynamics, emphasising strength and resilience in the face of emotional wounds.

Overdue Reflections.

Location: 3 min read1K views

Sometimes, I am NOT okay, and that fact in itself IS okay.

I cried today, and whilst I would love to explain exactly why, I do not think any of it would make sense because it does not make sense in my own mind—I am just exhausted.

As with everyone at the minute, life has its moments when I feel like it has chewed me up and spat me out. However, in these moments, I am provided with clarity, strength, and determination. The past few months have been a rollercoaster, to say the least—I can honestly say that I don’t think I have grown so much in such a short time. My eyes have widened, my heart has grown, my appetite for growth has increased, and my resilience has strengthened.

However…

D Day—Part 2 {Guest Blog}

Location: 4 min read1.5K views

Her: “If you want me to get a divorce, I will.” Him: “Lol. No, don’t do that.”

This was the day that all the puzzle pieces aligned, and everything had come together. I understood. I questioned. I drank. I crashed… fast and couldn’t escape the overwhelming emotional devastation. I demanded questions and her responses were so cavalier and casual. She was so unremorseful and nonchalant about the fact that she was cheating. What made matters worse at that moment was that her actions had surpassed the physical actions. She was ready to put the fate of our relationship in the hands of another human being.

The Good & The Bad—I Am Still Grateful

Location: 5 min read1.5K views

I am not the type to wait for one day of the year to express my gratitude; however, out of the blue, I started to write, I mean, 2020 has been a funny year, so why not make the exception. Before I begin, I think I should warn you; the list you will read below is not going to be your usual list of things I am grateful for. The Good & The Bad—I am still grateful. I am speaking my truth, and there are some trigger points, drugs and sexual abuse.

A Beautiful Nightmare—Part 1 {Guest Blog}

Location: 6 min read1.1K views

Have you ever been in a position where there are things that trigger you? A smell, a taste, the sound of someone’s voice or a sound? I have so many triggers; the littlest things can trigger memories, pains and feelings. There are some days where I can smell something, and a wave of depression takes hold of me. I’m sure the thought right now is, why would a healthy female have triggers like that, what could have caused it?

D Day—Part 1 {Guest Blog}

Location: 3 min read1.1K views

I am likely not the best reference to speak on marriage and or the hardships of marriage … my marriage lasted four months at best. I always thought that when a commitment as sacred as marriage is made, that the commitment is preserved at all costs. I was naïve, and I had many real lessons to learn. I learned very early on that this was an unrealistic expectation, especially now that I have had the time to reflect on the years spent with that person.