This month, Wikizine proudly celebrates its First Birthday as an online magazine. When we launched Wikizine last summer, little did we know how prolific our writers would be, writing inspiring articles on how to manage relationship crises, separation, divorce, parenting, dating... in short, everything you need to know about starting life over.
This month our Parents in Dialogue reflect on their experiences of the past year: the ups and downs and the bits in between... In the midst of a relationship or family breakdown you can see no future – you are wrapped up in the pain and intensity of the moment – your own overwhelming hurt and the desperate confusion of your children. You can barely breathe.
Are you a parent going solo? Having problems with your children and don't know where to turn? When I first divorced, my children were very young (a baby and a toddler) - there was no internet, no 'Starting Over' magazines supporting the journey, no network... divorce was still a stigma. A lonely place.
Summer is here and this month Wikizine brings you lots of new writers to help you tackle those issues you just can't seem to find a solution to. The big deal in Westminster recently was the Debate for Fathers, co-hosted by our very own 'Parents in Dialogue' writer, Bob Greig. Natasha Phillips chaired the debate and has written a summary for our readers.
Its like looking for the dating equivalent of the Holy Grail but does it exist? What am I talking about? The elusive spark!!!! We all look for it in some form or another when meeting potential partners for the first time, some people absolutely insist on it being there whereas others are more patient and for them the spark is more of a slow burner than an instant inferno.
A few weeks ago someone said to me ‘you’re too good for me’... It reminded me of when I used to believe the same thing of some guys. Back then when I felt ‘not good enough’ I ended up in an odd and disastrous relationship with someone whose world was so far removed from my own and with whom I had no common interests or values.