The Little Prince, the story of a toxic relationship

I am feeling so sorry for the Little Prince. His story was never cute, for it is that of a toxic relationship between a candid prince and a manipulative rose. Why is it always presented like a lovely humanist tale full of philosophical lessons aimed at children? There is nothing charming about that story, the… Continue reading The Little Prince, the story of a toxic relationship

You were not a mistake

He looked at me. Those were never sparkles, but the tears he never shed. Myriads of tears and a heavy heart. I was the mistake, he said. I wasn’t planned.  You weren’t a mistake, I replied. Your parents loved each other, and they made children both before and after you.  He was frowning a bit. … Continue reading You were not a mistake

Professor scams single mother, gets free work and money

I used to follow an old professor on social media. He was allegedly specialising in philosophy, but it looked to me that he was much more of a theology expert, and not much of a professor. He claimed to stand somewhere between Ur of the Chaldees and Lumbini, but most of his followers thought he… Continue reading Professor scams single mother, gets free work and money

Mother hasn’t seen her child in ten months.

I haven’t seen my child for some time now. Ten months. She neither visited me for Christmas, nor on Mother’s day. I didn’t even get a phone call or a card on my birthday.  I could contact child protection and sue her father. I could, but then what? A terrifying drama would unravel, getting totally… Continue reading Mother hasn’t seen her child in ten months.

Ex-husband thinks wife sees ghosts. The truth is actually grim. 

I was getting ready for a job interview. It was a time of transition. I had decided to get temporarily closer to my ex-husband so that our daughter could enjoy both her mother and her father more often. The fact that she would have the opportunity of changing school was the cherry on top. What… Continue reading Ex-husband thinks wife sees ghosts. The truth is actually grim. 

Husband cannot stand his musician wife

I met my husband online. The blurb I had written to introduce myself clearly stated my passions, among which was classical music. I started learning the piano at a very young age. My parents had realised that I could reproduce any music on my little baby pink panther keyboard and thought it would be good… Continue reading Husband cannot stand his musician wife

About guilt, consent, and domestic sexual abuse

So many things were wrong in my last relationship. I had always tried to be fair, and while my former partner had flaws, I recognised I had been damaging our couple with my own shortcomings. We were both the bad guys. Or so I thought.  I came to learn that my ex really considered sex… Continue reading About guilt, consent, and domestic sexual abuse