Problem Corner – Inappropriate relationships No2

I’ve had a long email from a wife asking for some more help having read my previous post about ‘Inappropriate Relationships’. My answer is basically ‘Yes’ that woman is a wrong un, but I thought I’d include the whole email with my comments all the way through in red to help guys understand the general nuance when dealing with situations […]

Problem Corner – How to ask for help when you have been self-sufficient?

  I’m so glad that this regular reader of my blog has asked this question, partially because she ACTUALLY asked and partially because it’s brilliant. How DO you ask for help, when you’ve been self-sufficient and looking after yourself for 60yrs?   But at the same time helping others and helping your community? Here is her full question: I have […]

Problem Corner: Is It Selfish To Want To Leave My Partner?

The Problem I don’t really know where to start, you asked if my unhappiness is affecting the atmosphere, well I’m sure at times it does, I know I can be lost in my own thoughts and feelings and sometimes snap at those around me unduly.  I met my partner when I was 16, though we didn’t get together until I […]

Problem Corner: Should I let my partner have a baby with someone else?

I received this very sad message from a Mum the other day. Here is her question (you might want to not read this with anything in your mouth that you could spit out when choking). Good day Lisa, hope all is well with you and your family. I just have a small problem? My significant other wants to have a […]

Problem Corner: When the Mum is supporting the family.

So many people I know have been affected by redundancy like us. It is now a FACT OF LIFE and something that no one should be ashamed of (easier said than done). This guest post is from a lovely blogging friend of mine Muddling Mummy.  I’m sure many Mums who are having to work at the moment feel the pressure, […]

Problem Corner: Lost Myself and Can’t Find My Feet

The Problem I received an email from a Mum a week or so ago that reminded me so much of what many of us feel at times in our lives: I feel like I’ve lost myself and really can’t do anything, be a good mum, work or even decorate our house which we moved in last year. I don’t really think […]

Problem Corner: My daughters don’t want to see or talk to me

This weeks question corner is very difficult and sad to answer. In a blog post I can’t give a complete and total answer, but I can give guidance on where to start. Background A few weeks ago I was approached by a mum who was wanting to ask the American courts to see and talk to her teenage daughters more […]

Problem Corner: Tips for dealing with being intimidated by other mums at toddler group or school gate

A lovely Mum I know posted the following tweet oneday ‘Hate that I’m intimidated by toddler group. Need to grow some balls. Figuratively speaking.’ so I offered to do a question corner post for her, because what she doesn’t know is that we are all scared shitless of walking into those places (well 99% of us!). She was ill during […]

Problem Corner: 15 Signs a friendship could be inappropriate

This question was logged by one of my male readers (I know I’m the ‘mummy whisperer’, but as I’ve been talking about Sex a lot, I’ve gained quite a lot of male readers too), and I have to admit that at first I kind of thought ‘well isn’t it obvious?’. Then I realised that firstly we aren’t all socially savvy […]