All posts tagged communication

Maintaining Relationships at University.

It’s often hard to keep an equal balance between all the different aspects of university life, and relationships are often difficult to maintain when focusing on personal health and academic […]

To Brush Over It: What exactly is art therapy?

I’d always known that art therapy was a thing, but I never thought to ask what it actually involves. Painting will solve your problems? It seems unlikely. Rather than solving […]

‘And they lived happily ever after…?’

‘And they lived happily ever after…’ This is the ending line in most children’s fairy tales.  Young girls are taught to expect that they will grow up, find their ‘prince’ […]

40 Seconds of Silence

“They say my system is overloaded” – Ariana Grande Mark my words – 2019 will be a year marked by unfettered, unending division. Politically. Publicly. Whatever such schisms develop into […]

Sex for the first time after a long-term relationship.

My first thought after the break-up of my four-year relationship, with the boy I had lost my virginity with, was how different sex was going to be with someone new. […]

Dating & OCD

I wasn’t diagnosed with OCD until I was in my late teens. A part of me had always been able to recognise my abnormal patterns of thinking, but it wasn’t […]

The Quality of Silence, Rosamund Lupton

The perfect book to snuggle up with this winter – this month’s must read! Although The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton had been on my shelf for a while, […]

The Key to Consent

I said yes. I said yes when I should have said no. I said yes when I should have stopped and thought to myself, is this actually something I want? […]

Vicious Cycle

Once in a while, I’m struck by the realisation that I’m playing out a scenario with a boy that’s already been played out with a boy before him. That I’ve […]