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The ghost of Christmas present

Was there a special gift you wanted as a child? There is so much expectation at Christmas and subsequently ample opportunity for misunderstanding and disappointment. I don’t recall exactly how old I was but let’s assume I was about twelve, that … Continue reading

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Crisis – what crisis?

I read a lot about men dismissing their wives’ changing behaviour and dissatisfaction as a ‘mid-life crisis’ caused by hormonal changes.  I want to give a possible take on the situation.  Obviously, what I’m going to say is a generalisation, … Continue reading

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Walkin’ on sunshine

Last weekend, when I looked back over my week, I realised it had not be particularly good as you can see in my previous blog (It never rains but it pours). However, despite the challenges, I felt pretty upbeat and … Continue reading

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It never rains but it pours

Looking back, it’s not been the best of weeks. On Monday, it was back to work.  Despite working more than 50 unpaid hours during the Easter break and thus feeling smugly up-to-date, I was overwhelmed and exhausted after a mere … Continue reading

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Who wears the crown?

In a recent article in UK Psychologies magazine (March 2012), Esther Addley discusses the increasingly common phenomenon whereby parents indulge their child’s every wish to the point where they actually cause great inconvenience to themselves and others.  She recognises that … Continue reading

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