The below story is fiction. In my writing group, we were asked to write a short story capturing the words – wrath, gluttony, envy, greed, lust or sloth, we had to pick at least three of the words and for the story to have meaning. This is my short story... Do you know which words I used?
Recently I was involved in a discussion on DV against men. It was interesting to read comments from people, in particular females disputing that it happens. And, if they did agree it happens then they certainly didn't think it was that big of an issue. Several comments, made me realise just how ill-informed society really … Continue reading The more you argue back, the more they’ll abuse you…
I was asked by Amanda Ray, who works passionately to stop domestic abuse, to provide a man’s perspective. To tell a man’s story. If it could happen to me, it could happen to anybody. I’ve run my own business. I’ve worked for blue-chips and start-ups. I have a PhD. The kind of things you perhaps wouldn’t expect a battered spouse to have achieved. If this helps just one person avoid the terrible fate of domestic abuse, then writing it has been worthwhile.
To everyone out there who is being belittled and abused, let me tell you from experience they will never change. Things will only get worse. You have to take responsibility for your life and leave. Only you can do that. No more excuses - •Yes, they do mean it •No, they won't change •No, it's not because they are stressed or having a bad day •No, you don't love them. You think you do, but it's not love •And, no they don't love you. What they love is having someone to blame for their inadequacies •I have no money, where will I live. These are excuses and not a reason for staying.
With any major life threatening illness it is one step forward and two steps back. And the journey doesn't end when treatment finishes. The drugs take years to get out of your system so extreme exhaustion becomes a constant daily reminder.
Hidden Harm – a survivor’s story of living with drug addict parents by Veronica Cook Veronica is a survivor, her childhood experiences were challenging, but she has come through trauma and heartache with a message for others in drug taking families. She always wanted a normal life, which she now has with her own loving family. She is reaching out to help others like her.
Fayton is an award winning Actor, Poet, Novelist and Spoken Word Artist, SAG-AFTRA. Author of award winning memoir, ‘Conception of a Dialysis Patient', (the untold truths), was well received by critics and publishers. His latest novel published this year is titled ‘Indignation’, kicking fiction into a realm of unsettling candour! With his permission, I’m honoured to publish his latest poem ‘Dreams Deferred’. Anyone who has had to put their dreams on hold will relate to the beautiful poem.
Never take Happiness for granted - what does happiness mean to you?
Our Life Purpose is to learn from our past and leave the world in better place for future generations.
How many times have you said, 'I have no willpower' when trying to give up an addiction? Interesting thing is, willpower has nothing to do with it. It's all about your attitude, your mindset. If you want to succeed at something, then you will, no matter what obstacles are put in front of you. Lack of willpower is an excuse for why you haven't succeeded.