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: Family
She has to speak to me every day, she keeps ringing and ringing all evening. She won’t make one call and leave a message, it’s like a demand that I pick up the phone when she wants. It makes me think something is wrong when I see all the missed calls to my mobile and landline. My husband is now becoming resentful and she does the same to my brother and his Fiancee and they get stressed over it. Continue reading
i have recently found out that my dad cheated on my mum when i was little. they dont know that i know. they seemed happy together until recently then i found out that my dad has cheated again but this time with my sisier in law! Continue reading
They’ve bought all the equipment for a camping trip and have told my eldest that he’s going without his brother on the 1st trip, telling me that it’s because the youngest is still in a cot. (He’s just now moved into a bed) My husband,(who’s an only child) seems to think I’m over-sensitive and that it’s not a problem. Continue reading
Everything was wonderful until two months ago when we told her we were expecting a baby of our own. Since then, she refuses to talk to us, she shouts and slams doors. I’ve got to the point where I could slap her, she’s being so unlike my lovely daughter and such a pain. Continue reading
I have to go for the usual tests. I am divorced, my adult kids live with their dad. Should I tell them about the lump or should I wait for the results? Continue reading
I am thinking of leaving home. I have got exams coming up and coursework due. I used to get on so well with my mum but all she does is cry and cry. Continue reading