My dad has been tucked away in his old office filing cabinet for the last 4 years now. My mum hasn’t been able to bring herself to scatter his ashes for all this time, and so there he is kept, in a labelled plastic bag on top of his old tax return slips. Except, I don’t think of him as being in there at all.
Friends & Family
The thought of being thousands of miles apart from a friend in Holland to hundreds of miles apart from a friend in Florida (where I live), made me uneasy and frankly, sad. Did this mean that my friendships were over?
The most difficult thing for me by far is getting myself to come to the realization that she will no longer be here. Ma will not be here to see me blow out my 28th birthday candles. Ma will not be here to go dress shopping with me for my once in a lifetime marriage.
So, you and your best friend are moving in together! Life seems like it’s going to be a never ending sleepover and fun with the person who just gets you. Then something happens: the flood of horror stories of those two friends you thought would never part but did once they lived together come rushing in.
2016 was a year of pain for the most of us. No matter where you came from, what you believed in, or what you loved, our capacity for pain was tested.
It’s National Sibling Day! Our brothers are occasionally thorns in our side, but they are also our partners in crime. Being a girl in a house full of boys can have its impact, on your dating life in particular.
Your name is marked upon the scars that you healed, the tear stains on your favourite shirts, the nights of talking and the memories. You are my friends.
It takes a lot of love to genuinely believe your mum is the best in the world, and a lot of us do. A lot of us always will. There is no one better.
- Friends & FamilyMatters of the Heart
The truth is that the majority of women have experienced sexual assault at some point in their lives. But how can we help those close to us who have been affected by this? Labeling them “damaged goods” is not a great start.
Many of us honour the inspiring women (and men) worldwide who make us proud to be alive. I choose to honour my mum. Here’s why…
“It’s still possible to enter the adult world without losing your childhood friends. Growing apart doesn’t have to be an accepted part of growing up.”
If having amazing friends is one of the things you’re most thankful for, chances are you also celebrate Friendsgiving: it’s time to appreciate your pals.
When we see those cute pictures online, in magazines and on TV, we see the perfect mother-daughter relationship, and generally, that’s a pretty damn good summary of how the relationship is (or should be). Mothers and daughters have a complex love that is indestructible.
All the things your little sister should know.