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In March I was asked to take part in Mothership, a parenting roundtable show made for the Nurture Channel. The theme of the discussion was how divorce affects children. I hope you enjoy it and would like to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments.
August 2013 Dear Matthew, Welcome back. You did it! I know how hard this last few months have been. I know that you didn’t think you’d make it, but you did. I know that I don’t need to tell you this – after all, you’ve been here before after recovering from your first mental breakdown … More Dear Matthew – Buckle Up Son!
A few things I never expected to be in my life: * mentally ill * a champion for mental health * a divorcee * a single parent * a published author It’s funny how life works out. All of the above have come to pass in my life. If you had shown that list to … More Great Expectations
This post was originally written for Positively Positive. Change. Apparently we don’t do the change thing very well. In fact, somewhere along the way it seems that we became so rubbish at it that ‘Change Managers’ and ‘Change Agents’ seem to have sprung up all over the place. (Can you imagine the graveyards of the … More Something Changed – Embracing Life’s Unexpected Detours
In my second vlog I talk about a few of the things that I learned during divorce. Subtitles not included…
I wrote a book, I don’t know if you noticed, I don’t mention it much. Writing it helped me to deal with some very difficult challenges. Now, it’s time to talk. I hope that I can encourage others – and men in particular – to feel more able to admit to, talk about, and overcome … More It’s Time to Talk (in a Middlesbrough Accent…) – The Vlog!
‘Matthew, you’ve changed…’ Yes, that’s right, I’ve changed. A lot. Depression and divorce will do that to a man, you see. Well, I say that, but that’s not necessarily true is it? Sometimes life has to keep throwing the same old shit at us time, and time, and time again, until we finally get the … More I Didn’t Want to Change, But Life Demanded that I Must…
Well, it would appear that I’m a published author. And it feels… amazing! I have been an avid reader my whole life and would never have imagined that I would one day hold my own book in my hands, much less that people would want to read it. Seeing and holding my book for the … More Anything is Possible