marriage problems



There’s a reason this month’s number one relationship podcast has experienced such unbridled popularity. Alone: A Love Story is like a heart-wrenching, Eat Pray Love-esque audio memoir. The events and the relationship we become swept up in are anything but fiction; an intimate dissection of the love story of Michelle Parise and her now ex-husband. It’s a story about love and betrayal, and that perilous place in between. It’s confronting – not just because we hear the gravelly reality of having your heart splintered by the man you trusted most, but because Parise does nothing to conceal how she coped with her ex-husband’s affair. The many bottles of alcohol she drank, the uncontrollable crying, the rage, the sleeping pills, the comfort she found in having a man’s body rest on top of her own. Sometimes, these bodies were unfamiliar ones – ones she gravitated towards in bars late at night, when…

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It’s totally normal to hate your partner during and after pregnancy, expert reveals

It seems not a girly catch-up goes by with our friends where we don’t whinge about how annoying our partners are. The coffee (or if you’re lucky enough, wine) dates usually go like this: Me: How has your week been? Friend: Work has been good but MY GOD Johnny has been doing my head in lately… he just doesn’t DO anything and keeps complaining he’s not sleeping! Me: Oh my God same… (insert two hours and 27 minutes of dialogue about all of the annoying things here) We know we’re not alone when we say we hate our partners at times – and according to experts, it’s an actual thing – particularly if you’re pregnant or have just had a baby. We’re all normal, y’all! “I think it’s totally normal to want to ‘kill’ your partner when you’re pregnant or have children. It’s not that you’re a bad person, it’s just that…

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