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Does Divorce Turn You Into A Commitment-phobe?

January 19, 2016
does divorce turn you into a commitment-phobe

Divorce, as tough as the process is, can leave you feeling like you’re emotionally healthy, emotionally clean. This is how it worked for me: I felt like I was starting my love life anew with a fresh slate, ready to accept a new relationship once time had passed and I felt ready for it. But recently, as I’ve become more of a Bridget Jones-esque long-term singleton, I’ve started wondering what the long-term effects of splitting up a marriage or long-term relationship can be. I…

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Happy Divorced Wedding Anniversary

January 12, 2016

It’s my wedding anniversary today. I never really know how to feel on this day, the 12th January, post-divorce. The first year I had a bit of a laugh about it with my ex. The second I forgot until three days later (standard anniversary behaviour, that). And on this one, the third, I feel quite thoughtful . In a broad sense, Divorce has chewed me up and spat me out quite dramatically. My life now is totally different to the…

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Dating In The Digital Age

December 29, 2015
Dating in the Digital Age

As a 30 year old woman who has made her career out of online publishing I’m on Social Media a lot. This is perfect – I can basically sit on Twitter all day banging on about lipstick or what I had for dinner and call it ‘building my audience’ or ‘honing my voice’. HAHA to that careers advisor who said I’d make a great Lawyer. Hitting my teens as the internet hit our homes meant my formative years were spent getting…

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Sex and the Single Parent

December 16, 2015
sex and the single parent

Recently I started writing a column for The Telegraph, the first one having the title of “Why it’s impossible to have sex as a single parent“. They’re not all going to be about sex – I don’t have that much free time, after all – but it was an interesting introduction into the world of broadsheet journalism. Sex has been quite fascinating for me since I became single, not because I’m a smutty harlot but because of the changing connotations around…

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The Men Of Tinder

October 14, 2015
Love Heart Swipe Right

When it comes to online dating I’ve tried everything. I started out on match.com where I swiftly left after a deluge of “u ok hun?” messages. Ditto OK Cupid. My Single Friend felt quite high-maintenance (though I did date someone for a couple of months I found there) and everyone on Guardian Soulmates within a 30 mile radius seems to be oh-so-serious about finding The One that it become a little boring. Sidenote: thanks to a dating local it was brought to my…

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The One Where I See My Best Friend Get Married

September 30, 2015

When I got divorced I worried that I would stop believing in marriage. I remember going to my cousin’s wedding soon after the split, concerned that I’d be all cynical and jaded about love. But I totally wasn’t – with Elfie as flower girl and a bow-tie on my date (Hux) it was a really amazing day and I went home excited and happy for my cousin and her new husband. So when my best friend Bryony got engaged a year and a…

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