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How do I know I’m in an abusive relationship?

I was young when I was completely swept off my feet by a manipulative, narcissistic man.   I was also naïve. The relationship was intoxicating at first.  The sexual chemistry pulled me to him with such force it was excit...

I’m a bad mother!

I’m a bad mother!  And I can’t ever forget it.   I had that dream again last night.  The one where I’ve left my toddler at Kindy. I’ve forgotten to pick him up and no matter how hard I try I can...

Morgan (aka God) isn’t to blame.

When I was in the throes of a destructive relationship my life was unmanageable and out of control.    The more unmanageable it got, the more I tried to control it.  I was exhausted.  I couldn’t see a way out.  I was a b...

I know what heroin is like

I know what being addicted to & withdrawing from heroin must be like.   It’s the same as being in and leaving an abusive relationship. The first time I laid eyes on my Ex it was as if he had sucked all the energy fro...

My sisters’ secret pact

After I left a violent Ex, I became a young, single mother.  One sunny Sunday afternoon, some time later, I was at a BBQ at my sister’s place.  All of my siblings were there – four of us sisters in all. We were a l...

When pain is good

Leaving a violent man and a dysfunctional relationship is only the first step. There is a long way to go once you’ve left an abusive relationship. I left chaos and drama and was now on my own.  I went through a gamut of...

I hated my husband

I’m in a long-term relationship.  I have the most brilliant husband.  He’s my best friend.  I could never imagine not being in love with him, until that day when I thought I wasn’t.   And boy did this s...

A guy who cut off his own arm changed my life

I once sent a text to my sister, when I was at one of my lowest points in life.  She kept it.  She told me: ‘One day I am going to show this to you again.  To show you how far you will have come, when you have foun...

I faked It & no-one found out

I have been lucky to have a successful career to date.  In fact, I’ve had three careers.   First as an Actress in  theatre and on television. Second, as a news & Current Affairs Reporter, then Foreign Correspondent....