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: Self-Esteem
We have a couple of drinks after work but my boyfriend accuses me of smelling of man perfume! It’s just a friendly hug… Continue reading
I’m halfway through my summer break from universtiy and I’m finding it difficult to motivate myself to get back into academic work. I know I need to do some soon, but it always looks as if I can put it off further, and it never seems appealing. Continue reading
I’m so depressed. My parents think I’m just being silly and its my hormones but all the signs are pointing to depression. I started drinking because I knew it wouldn’t do any harm and it wouldn’t cause any problems. Continue reading
i think i am suffering depression. I have been feeling like it for sometime now, but it comes and goes, just this time it seems thats it’s not going away. i have a lot of things on my mind, but i dont help myself as i find it hard to speak to people about how i am feeling. so i bottle it up. Continue reading
I’ve been married for 27 years but for 10 years, on and off, I’ve felt I would like to live alone. My husband is not a bad man and I have 3 brilliant children and would be hurting them if I left but I don’t know what to do. Continue reading
He cusses all the time and thinks I’m a goody 2 shoes. It hurts me so bad. How should I go about helping him cease this behavior if he thinks there is nothing wrong other than my over reaction? Continue reading
He’s 18 and I’m 54 and I’m falling in love with him. But I’m starting to feel very guilty and it doesn’t feel right. Please help me Suzie!!! Continue reading
I really fancy this guy who i work with. We get on really well and he always makes me laugh. But I’m really confused whether or not he’s into me. I really wish their was a way to know or if he would even give me a sign! Continue reading