Of all the things I’ve been required to produce for this website, this is the hardest. I’m expected to adhere to a maximum and minimum word count and the minimum is well above my comfort zone.
On Facebook I describe myself as all the things I prioritise in life. Which is why being a “mum” is first. However, since I collected Skipper, my spaniel puppy, I may have to reconsider some of these priorities. The kids won’t mind, I’m sure...
Divorce ranks above pretty much all of the stressful events in life. It leaves families and friends divided, finances destroyed and hopes and ambitions unfulfilled. Sometimes divorce is the only way couples can remove themselves and their children from an abusive situation; whether that is through physical, emotional or financial harm.
This is an excellent question. As is often the case with “excellent” questions there isn’t a decent answer.
When I was a nurse I had a boyfriend who was extremely debonaire and rather sophisticated. He worked for the BBC so obviously had an Oxbridge degree. Clever and fiendishly good looking he was highly articulate and bought expensive things. I had no idea he was a Marxist until he told me that my father was a fascist. A fact that had completely escaped me for 22 years.
Every year in the UK 11,500 women die from breast cancer. The incidence of the disease is 129 per 100,000 population with 55,000 new diagnoses annually.
Of the 55,000 new cases, the vast majority are picked up on routine mammography, to which 2.5 million women over the age of 50 are invited every year.