The pain of separation

The pain of separation

The sensation of strength. Feeling the fierceness of their protection, the tenderness of their hold. The warmth of skin that is not your own. The wonder and the miracle of each freckle, each eyelash like hair that brushes you. The feeling in your heart and your stomach and your mind. The belonging. The melting and […]

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Memorable gifts and chocolate hearts

Memorable gifts and chocolate hearts

Sometimes you can’t beat foil-wrapped chocolate hearts Somehow, after twenty-seven years of marriage the red roses and champagne element of my life is, shall we say, a little dormant, so when I sat down to write a piece for Valentine’s Day, my mind went a complete blank. The fact that the great day falls on […]

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Leaving a partner you love

Leaving a partner you love

Contrary to popular belief, love does not always conquer all; choosing to leave a partner we are deeply in love with can be the hardest decision we ever have to make. Yet, when a relationship causes us more hurt than joy, it is a decision that ultimately serves us well and the pain of leaving […]

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