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

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. 

Abused by ex-husband, woman leaves again

It took me a decade to realise how dangerously abusive, toxic, and manipulative he was. I had been loyal to a dream turned nightmare: my ex-husband. And I made myself vulnerable again for the sake of my child, who doesn’t appreciate the danger I faced so that she could be with her dad.  I never… Continue reading Abused by ex-husband, woman leaves again

An urgent proposal might be the sign of future abuse

We had not been dating for long, that is to say one daytime date and one sleepover, when my boyfriend asked me to marry him. Actually he asked many times. The first time, he called my mobile in the middle of the night. I had it on voice mail. The next morning I heard him,… Continue reading An urgent proposal might be the sign of future abuse