Women in Relationships
Women and subtle abuse in relationships
Domestic violence is at unacceptable levels globally, but what about the more ‘subtle’ abuse in relationships, for isn’t abuse, abuse?
Being Single – are we still special without that ‘special someone’?
An exposé on societal conventions to get ‘coupled up’ and ‘settled down’ – the not so subtle pressures that frequently play out in family situations and at dinner party conversations in true Bridget Jones’ Diary style.
Does a lack of self-worth in women result in the abuse of men?
We’ve heard a lot about men abusing women, but ladies – how does our lack of self-worth abuse men?
Observations exposing the myths surrounding single women
As the number of single women within society grows, it’s timely for us all to examine and expose some of the old stereotypes we may have accepted without question around singlehood, coupled relationships and women’s roles in life.
‘Treat them mean keep them keen’ – why do mean guys get the girls?
Why do women discount tender, gentle men in favour of tough, cool, mean and unreachable ones when it comes to relationships?
The beauty of being single
Women are legally free to be single, but this freedom has yet to dispel underlying assumptions imposed upon single women
The Ring – Part 4: Surrender, responsibility and love
This final article in a 4 part series, The Ring, asks if beyond commercial and emotional interests, does the ring have a true place in a marriage proposal and the rituals of commitment and marriage?
The Ring – Part 3: Wedding proposal fantasies
This third article in a 4 part series, The Ring, explores the fantasies that feed our ideals of the perfect proposal and the prize of a more-expensive-the-better engagement ring at the expense of true intimacy and connection.
The Ring – Part 2: Ideals, profits and pressure
This second article in a 4 part series, The Ring, explores the volatile monetary and emotional value of engagement rings and the sticky obligation and manufactured need behind them.
The Ring – Part 1: Our fascination with weddings and rings
This four part series explores our expensive and cruel fascination with rings, weddings and the pressure, status and emotional security behind the sparkle.