Relationships

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You’ve got a friend

People move in and out of our lives like seasons. Some sweep in on the tail of a winter storm, drenched with rain and red in the face. Others float in on a carefree Summer zephyr. Faces peeling and dressed with an expression of calm languid acceptance. Whatever the season, their appearance in our lives…

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Ask me no questions tell me no lies

Oscar Wilde once said the worst thing wasn’t people talking about you, but rather people not talking about you. I love Oscar Wilde, but in this I think he’s wrong. In our post-Internet age where reputations can be irreparably destroyed with a few clicks of the send button, people saying the ‘wrong things’ about you, can…

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What an English house guest needs to know in New Zealand

My Englishman has been here for five nights and he’s starting to feel very much at home.  Especially as the NZ weather has turned frigid just for him. It’s currently 10 degrees in Auckland, and it’s COLD. (Yes, Northern Hemisphere folk it is cold!) It’s snowing down south, which admittedly that’s like saying I’m in London…

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Good things come to those who wait

I arrived into this world premature and I’ve not been good at waiting – for anything – ever since. So when people tell me to wait, it’ll come, I never quite know how. I’m not practised at it, and therefore I’m not good at it. I want it all to happen yesterday. I’m a woman…

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Love in the secret night garden

Overheard at a weekly session with the Psychotherapist  Therapist: So tell me how have things been going this past week? Any problems. Patient: Not too bad, a few work problems here and there. The kids have been busy. Therapist: And your wife? How’s your relationship at the moment? Patient: It’s good. We’re great. It’s just,…

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