August 23rd 2021 = Primary Mental Health Assessment Day. The dreaded and long awaited (not really, I only waited a few weeks) telephone call with my Local Primary Mental Health Team. It actually went well. It was not my first time having an assessment, but I must say, I did prefer this telephone method, as… Continue reading Mental Health Assessment Day
You would think that by leaving an abuser, it would set you free from their abuse - This is not always the case. I hadn't really thought of post separation abuse much. I was aware of many friends, family and strangers having problems with the other parent of their child/children. Where courts or other services… Continue reading Post Separation Abuse
Why? ? ? RED FLAG ? ? OK, yes maybe I should have seen this sooner, however when you are love bombed, you overlook any strange stories you are told, you also accept excuses no matter how strange they may seen. If someone tells you certain people, such as family or friends are bad for… Continue reading My In-Laws Didn’t come to my Wedding
When things got to a certain point in my marriage, they started getting even tougher. Nobody warned me that leaving and choosing my life would be the first step. I thought healing and getting over a break up would be the second hurdle. What I was not prepared for, was speaking up and telling my… Continue reading Being Scared to talk about abuse
Well I am not quite sure how I have got to this point (especially after the last 6 months - not even taking COVID into account!!) The last placement of Year 2 - Obviously, I cannot say the location, but it is definitely an area I hope to gain some good experience in ( as… Continue reading Last Placement Block of Year 2!!
Have you ever heard? "I never said that""You're imagining things""I didn't do that""You are being paranoid""I always make an effort, you just never bother" "You're imagining things""I was just joking""You twist things""That never happened""You need help" Sounding familiar? Gaslighting is a term that seems to appear quite often now, compared to 5 years ago. It… Continue reading “I never said that!!” – What is Gaslighting?
Accusations As a lot of us do, I head over to Google in order to check that my understanding of the word 'accusations' is correct. It is defined by a quick search as - what I thought it was. Which is; I am not one to openly throw around accusations, there is one thing I… Continue reading Accusations
TRIGGER WARNING - Please take care, some of this content may cause upset and distress. Reach out for support if needed. 💜 “And I your willing victim” Sound familiar? Yes that is a P!nk song I had heard of people relating this song, ‘Just give me a reason‘ to a (damaging) relationship. However, I had… Continue reading “Right from the start you were a thief, you stole my heart”
Do you remember what you were doing one year ago? I was sat in my home, practising my Safe Medicate (Maths for my Nursing Degree), unaware that the year ahead was about to change so much - and not just because of the Coronavirus!! Other than the issues that came along with the Coronavirus, the… Continue reading How so much can change in a year!!