Who is Suzie?
I’m a Relate-trained counsellor, an accredited parenting educator, an agony aunt with over 15 years experience of working on UK national magazines (including eight years as agony aunt of Women’s Own), newspapers, television, radio and online and the author of 26 books – the two most recent being Teach Yourself Step-parenting and Teach Yourself Single Parenting. I was the counsellor in ‘Stepfamilies’, a major BBC1 series, helping people sort their way through the difficulties of bringing new families together.
Author Archives: Suzie
When my stepchildren come to stay they way they leave stuff all over the house infuriates me. Continue reading
Dealing with my teenagers is like trying to herd cats. If one gets what they want, the others complain. Continue reading
My eldest son really doesn’t get on with my new partner. They fight over everything – who feeds the dog, where each of them will sit on the sofa, even what cereal to have in the morning. Continue reading
My ex is going around saying he’s going to get my daughter, who is now 5, and bring her up as his own and that he can do this because he’s now a married man with a family while I’m single. Can he? Continue reading
If I could only make her understand how much i love her, maybe she’d come back. Continue reading
We met 6 months ago and we really do think this is it. But he gnats to tell my kids – should we? Continue reading
My husband walked out on me two months ago and I feel such a fool. I feel as if the whole marriage – our children, our life together – was a lie and I don’t know how to go on. Continue reading
Am I having suicidal thoughts? I don’t want to experience pain and/or death but I sometimes feel as though I shouldn’t have been born. Continue reading
I have a creepy bloke who keeps contacting me. I went on 3 dates with him a year ago and he wont leave me alone. Continue reading