relationships

 

‘Relationship’ is one of those words that encompasses a number of connections and bonds. I’ve written loads on the subject, and yet I find that there is always more to say. There is just so much to cover: friendships, lovers, ex-lovers, parent/child relationships, or even relationships in the broader sense: people you meet on the street, clients, or your local barista.

I’ve been through a lot, and shared almost all. Writing is therapeutic for me, a way to explore my feelings, close chapters, and move on. I hope that I can help people by sharing my experiences, even through the darkest times of my life, of which there have been several.

Some selections include Trigger Warnings for descriptions of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Please read on, and don’t forget to comment and share what moves you. Follow me on social media to ensure you’re always up to date on my latest posts.

father dearest

father dearest

Father Dearest is a poem and collection of screenshots highlighting the abuse I've suffered at the hands of my father, and how addiction has torn us apart.
singularity

singularity

Singularity is a poem about loneliness, depression, a long distance relationship, chronic pain, and grocery shopping for one.
belonging

belonging

Belonging is a poem I write after I left the UK, where my then-boyfriend, now-husband, was living, about feeling whole and torn apart at the same time.
anonymous

anonymous

This poem is based on the play I saw in Newcastle, Rebecca, adapted from the novel written by Daphne du Maurier, a dark coming-of-age tale.
aeroplane

aeroplane

This poem is based on the play I saw in Newcastle, Rebecca, adapted from the novel written by Daphne du Maurier, a dark coming-of-age tale.
england

england

Aeroplane is a poem I wrote while on a plane, my first inter-continental flight, on my way to meet the man I would eventually marry for the first time.

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  • Autumn walks with my tiny baby girl @harleytheminibulldog ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿถ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿพ
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  • I've gained a little weight recently and I've really been struggling with my body. This year I've been going to the gym regularly, I've had an exploratory surgery and a million other tests for my chronic pain [which they still don't know the cause of,] changed my diet multiple times, started a second business, adopted my furry daughter, and have made it through [almost] another year of sobriety. Why is it that instead of feeling proud of myself and having compassion for my poor body, all I can focus on are my stomach rolls? I'm so tired of chasing the "I'll love myself when" idea. I'm ready to love myself now. Because it turns out that no matter how hard I work or how I really look, I'll find a way to pick myself apart. I'm too grown for this shit. So here's me in Covent Garden, sitting on the same column that Audrey Hepburn sat on when filming My Fair Lady.
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  • @harleytheminibulldog helped me take a shower this morning ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿพ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ’–
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