✪ #156: Building strength for the week

50 minute session held on Tuesday 22nd June 2021 Trigger warning: sexual abuse Sometimes my therapy feels like it's a debriefing of an incident, sometimes, it's raking up old history, other times it's soothing old wounds, and this time it felt like a building up in preparation of my couple therapy tomorrow. T asked how … Continue reading ✪ #156: Building strength for the week

🔅#155: Discussing couple therapy with T

This is a little bit of a weird one, being in my regular therapy session, talking about my couple therapy with a different therapist! I’ve already written details of what was discussed in the actual couple therapy, but if you've missed it and want to catch up, its here: 1️⃣ New Couple Therapist part 1: … Continue reading 🔅#155: Discussing couple therapy with T

1️⃣ New Couple Therapist part 3: Pros and Cons

I decided to write a list of pros and cons about the couple therapy. Pros: She started saying she will challenge us for our own good, which was promising. We're not there to be told everything is great, carry on!She said she’s there for both of us, which felt fairShe volunteered the police neighbour would … Continue reading 1️⃣ New Couple Therapist part 3: Pros and Cons

1️⃣ New Couple Therapist part 2: Disagreements

Continued from part 1: After I said my piece about what was wrong in our relationship for me, Husband said there's an awful lot in there that he would contest. But that’s cool and he’s really happy to do, because there’s some pretty serious stuff in there. I reminded him that, when I said all … Continue reading 1️⃣ New Couple Therapist part 2: Disagreements

1️⃣ New Couple Therapist part 1: Introductions

First session held on Wednesday 15th June 2021 Husband put his mask on, and when the new couples counsellor ‘C’ said, “you don’t have to wear a mask here,” he kept a dead-pan face he spoke haughtily, “I’m not prepared to play fast and free with my health.” C looked taken aback, but tried to … Continue reading 1️⃣ New Couple Therapist part 1: Introductions

⏳ The Husband Files: youngest son on holiday

Father’s Day. Considering everything, I did bloody well today. I bought a card and present for each boy to give his Dad and organised the signing of card and delivery of said presents. I didn’t want to, I didn’t have to, but I did it for the boys. Husband doesn’t ‘do’ Father’s Day because it … Continue reading ⏳ The Husband Files: youngest son on holiday

⏳ The Husband Files: trip out and family rules

We went for lunch out to a lovely pub with beautiful views, but even though husband didn’t complain, I knew he really want to, and I thanked him for making the effort. I booked an indoor table as the weather hasn’t brightened up all that much, that way, the complaining boys won’t complain too much! … Continue reading ⏳ The Husband Files: trip out and family rules