‘Abusive relationships are complicated…’

Its strange to think that when I was growing up I actually had a ‘closer’ relationship to my step-father, than my mother.  I feel the need to explain why.  You see, in between the abusive episodes, he acted relatively ‘normal’ and could be funny, caring and protective.   This was what was so upsetting for […]

‘CCCC unt …’

For as long as I can remember, this was my mothers favourite word.  She would say many others as well, but it was this one in particular.  As a child, the thing that would confuse me and make me ‘so’ angry, was her saying the words to ‘herself’!   The swearing wasn’t in context to […]