I wasn’t deranged before I married. And I’m not deranged now. Continue reading Driven to Madness
Watching some drama on tv, two kids are playing, and their parents exchange smiling glances. ‘I miss that’ I thought. Shared delight in one’s offspring. (Admittedly, this being Big Little Lies, it later turned out the man was beating his wife. Still, at the time of that affectionate-looking smile, I got a lump in my throat at my lack of co-parent.) Continue reading So Lonely
My mother checked out some time ago. Continue reading How Did You Cope With That?
Studies have shown that when people have made something or even played a part in making it, they tend to rate it more highly than they would otherwise. Continue reading The UnIKEA Effect
OK so I was dismissive of some of what my therapist says and does. But I know full well that we can accidentally let things slip with our choice of words, and that we can project and deflect and blame shift and all those things. Continue reading Truth Can Seep Out
The problem with being old – or as old as I am – is that there’s an overabundance of memories.