‘Something Changed’ – Book Now Available on Amazon Kindle

Life can change forever in a moment… In the aftermath of marriage breakdown how do we pick ourselves up and start again? In August 2014 Matthew Williams was forced to do just that. In Something Changed he navigates us through his journey with wit and wisdom, taking in divorce, dating and self-discovery while facing the … More ‘Something Changed’ – Book Now Available on Amazon Kindle

Book Trailer: ‘Something Changed – Stumbling through Divorce, Dating & Depression’

Life can change forever in a moment… In the aftermath of marriage breakdown how do we pick ourselves up and start again? In August 2014 Matthew Williams was forced to do just that. In Something Changed he navigates us through his journey with wit and wisdom, taking in divorce, dating and self-discovery while facing the … More Book Trailer: ‘Something Changed – Stumbling through Divorce, Dating & Depression’

Best Laid Plans… Starting Again After Divorce

In between threatening to make his opponent his girlfriend and to eat his rivals’ children, Mike Tyson uttered some wise words in his time. This particular quote has a certain resonance with the divorced middle-aged man looking to pick up the pieces of his life and start again. Well, with this one at least. Except … More Best Laid Plans… Starting Again After Divorce

Terminal Debris

Image: Ivan Aivazovsky Drifting among the wreckage Of terminal debris Bent out of shape, contorted Twisted beneath a sea Of shipwrecks born of violent storms And crashing waves of fury That carry ships against their wish To murky depths of cruelty Where hulls corrode and dark enfolds The promise that launched each voyage Ships of … More Terminal Debris

A Life Segmented (It’s Good, But It’s Not Right)

When I was 8 I fell off my bike and dislocated my elbow. It bloody knacked. The pain wasn’t helped by the friendly doctor in Accident & Emergency who helpfully advised me that ‘crying isn’t going to help’. Yeah thanks, wish I’d thought of that. It was months before my arm would fully straighten and, … More A Life Segmented (It’s Good, But It’s Not Right)

When the Love Stops

When the love stops, Hopes lost, Gone is our forever; Promises made, That we’d stay, Together whatever the weather. Till death do us part, Blown apart, Promises in tatters; Solemn vows, A love that’s bound, For eternity, now shattered. Devastation hits, A tonne of bricks, Desperation writ upon me; Where to turn, How to learn, … More When the Love Stops

The View From the Left – Considering the ‘Leaver’ (Or, the Other Casualty of Divorce)

Image: Illuminated Dandelion Perhaps unsurprisingly, since writing about my divorce I’ve had a few people confide in me that they are unhappy in their marriage. This, and hearing the wonderful ‘Leaving’ by Suede this morning, has prompted reflection on the ‘other side’ of the story: that of the person that leaves. Technically I guess I … More The View From the Left – Considering the ‘Leaver’ (Or, the Other Casualty of Divorce)