You can’t move on social media at the moment for memes and comments paying homage to the shit fest that was 2016. So, with the beauty of hindsight, this apparently cursed year maybe wasn’t the one to go out on a limb and punt for the relationship of a lifetime. Or maybe it was. Whilst my marriage turned out to not be the great partnership I’d so optimistically hoped for, what I found instead was something much greater. The Married at First Sight process was one of the toughes
2016 has been absolutely mental, to put it lightly. I wouldn't have thought this time last year that I would have got married, got a new job, moved house (4 times), filed for divorce, and ended the year with some amazing new friends and dating a totally new man! There are some big lessons I've learnt this year though and I'm so excited to go into 2017 armed with these, ready for the best year yet. Be Brave - you're stronger than you think you are Marrying a stranger was hard.
The holidays can be tough and there can be a real strain on a relationship, whether it's a new one or you've been together for years. At what point do the strains of the holidays take over from the enjoyment? So you've decided that you're buying your new companion (remember, no B word yet) of 4 weeks a gift...and somehow you can make your Christmas budget work to include him...but how on earth do you know what to buy?! You've been to my his place a couple of times, you've coo
I have a colourful history of relationships, as I'm sure most of us do. I've had the high school boyfriend who was the first to teach me about love and commitment, the uni boyfriend who was my first real love, the friend with benefits, the project, the one who was almost the one, and the one who I met minutes before we said our wedding vows. All of these evolved from a place of nowhere to a place of somewhere, all at varying speeds and intensity. But at what point did any of
Adam and I got on well from the start. We clicked and were at ease with each other in a way I've never felt in another relationship, and may not feel again. Maybe it was the circumstance or maybe it was the science that matched us. It was always difficult to know where to draw the line when things weren't quite right. Ad first got cold feet a couple of weeks in but we decided to keep living together and see where it would go. It left a doubt in my head though and even though
Far too long ago(!) now, Adam and I booked ourselves a holiday to Morocco when we realised that we'd both been running flat out since before the MAFS process started, and were both starting to run on empty. Our entire expectation of the holiday was to recharge, so we unsurprisingly spent a fair amount of time lounging by the pool, which gave me some time for writing. So voila. Here is my first Two Sides of the Coin blog post, written from the Moroccan poolside. I'm smiling at