But I Don’t Know How…

Growing up in a dysfunctional family is hard. Especially when somehow you grow up into a normal functional human, despite your background. People have high expectations of you. I feel more comfortable around dysfunctional people with addiction and violence issues than I do around healthy functional people. For instance I feel really uncomfortable and anxious […]

Letters of Apology: To My Ex

To my ex, Our two and a half year relationship was a complete disaster. We hurt each other so much. I wanted to apologise. I wanted you to know I’m sorry. I’m sorry for all the “fluff”, all the big long facebook posts about my love for you that were shallow and ungenuine. I think […]

Apology Letters: To All the Mother Figures

To all the mother figures, I’m sorry. I really need to apologise to you all. I yearned for a mother that was going to nurture me. My mother is an alcoholic and a narcissist. This left a gaping hole in my life as a child, teenager and young adult as I longed for someone to […]

Letters of Forgiveness: To My Colleague 10 Years Ago

Dear Colleague, I worked with you ten years ago. I didn’t know you well, but something happened between us that has had an impact on me,  something that I need to release. I want you to know that I forgive you. I forgive you for noticing I was new to the alcohol game and a […]

Letters of Forgiveness: To My Flatmate at University

To my Flatmate at University, When you first moved in I felt sorry for you. The other 4 of us were all good friends, and when we had a spare room and advertised it, you ended up moving in. I remember making a real effort to get to know you, seeing as you were “the […]

Letters of Forgiveness: To the Man on the Train

To the man on the train, I catch the train all the time, day and night. I live in London and don’t drive so the train is completely necessary. A train filled with people, surely it isn’t risky. I thought it wasn’t, that was until I met you. I forgive you for strategically sitting next […]

Letters of Forgiveness: To My Ex-Boyfriend

Dear my Ex, I remember when I first met you. You overwhelmed me with affection and love, infiltrating every broken piece of me with your charm. I was starved of attention and you gave me what I’d always craved, someone who cared about me. I fell into a deep passionate love. You became the centre […]