Do It For The Kids

Do It For The Kids

Divorce, or separation, is one of the five most stressful things to go through in life. When a relationship ends and the parents go their separate ways the family dynamics should not change. They should remain as they were when the relationship was still whole. Just...
Narcissism:The eX-Factor

The eX-Factor

After suffering the devastating effects of parental alienation as a child, I matured into an adult full of optimism and hope for the future. I never imagined that I would be unfortunate enough to have to deal with parental alienation again in my lifetime, but I was....
You Reap What You Sow

You Reap
What You Sow

I haven’t seen my mother since 2007. We’d had a somewhat rocky relationship after I came to live with her when I was 16 years old. After escaping my alienating father’s clutches, I moved south to Mt Morgan to live with Mum. I moved out of home a few...
The Death of aDic-tator.

The Death of a

I’ll never forget the day I received a phone call from the Innisfail police to inform me that my father had died. It had been his wish that I was to be contacted in the event of his death. It was 2008, and the last time we had laid eyes on each other had been...
The Journey:Penning  ‘A Puppet’s Tale’

The Journey:
Penning ‘A Puppet’s Tale’

Writing ‘A Puppet’s Tale’ was a cathartic experience for me. I had suppressed much of my childhood until my early thirties when my children were primary age. That was when I realised that my younger years had been quite extraordinary compared to most...