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.
Category Archives: Bullying
Sometimes he’ s my friend & we’ ll hang about with each other. Sometimes he’ ll sit with someone else and speak about me right in front of me, and I sit there feeling small & upset. Continue reading →
He used to hit me. He gets drunk, he snorts cocaine and he doesn’t pay rent. My Mum thinks he’ s an angel. If you have seen Harry Enfield’ s character, Wayne Slob, well, that is exactly like him!! Continue reading →
I recently come out to my mum that i am gay, and have a boyfriend, which hasn’t gone down well at all. She threatened to leave, and says the only reason she is staying is for my younger brother as she doesnt want me “infecting” him with my “evil” ways. She wants me to dump my kind, considerate boyfriend. Should I? Continue reading →
He get right up to your face and call you a bitch or whatever. And he does it loads to my younger bro (11) and i step in to protect him and then he shouts at me and i ruin everyones day. i have tole my step dad i dont like him telling us were arses and stuff and he just said ‘write me a rule book then’. Continue reading →
My husband picks on everything that i do or the way i look. He wants sex three times a day and when we argue he throws me out. If i leave him i lose everything Continue reading →
im aged 10 and i already weigh 10 and a half stone. i know you probably think im some stupid fat girl but i realy need help. i can\’t help it when i get in from school or anywere i just get loads of food out of the fridge and cupboard and eat it. Continue reading →
my husband\’s unpredictable behaviour is driving me mad. I can never predict where I stand with him. he shouts and yells and even abuses suddenly at very commonplace conversations. Continue reading →
I let my dad stay with me after getting out of prison. It’s been two months now and I pay for everything and he lets my sister in after being asked not to – she steals from me. Continue reading →
a friend of my wife visited and started out teasing me. she gradually began to twist my arm or pin me to the wall. Now my wife jokes about it , about how i was overpowered and beaten by a woman. Continue reading →
This bully is driving me crazy. At times she’s lovely and acts like a really great friend, but then it switches and she makes remarks and disaproving faces when she doesnt agree. If i do anything, she has a go at me and interrogates me, making me feel under pressure. Continue reading →