Living With Birth Trauma

It’s been a while now since I last wrote about Erin’s birth and the fact that I was dealing with the aftermath of birth trauma and post natal depression. It’s actually not something I write too much about now but last month there was a birth trauma awareness week and I thought it was important to post something then so I did on social media. It got me thinking a bit though so I thought it was time for a bit of an update. Erin will be turning 4 in January and her birth is obviously something that will always

Celebrating 5 Years Of Marriage

5 years ago, back in 2013, John and I were in Orlando, Florida getting ready to get married. When we originally booked our Florida holiday it was to celebrate me finishing university and for John’s 30th birthday and we definitely didn’t plan to get married there at the time. But, when wedding planning got harder and harder and neither of us could really decide on anything John came up with the idea of us getting married while we were away. It solved every single problem I was having with planning a wedding and getting married in Florida couldn’t have been

Can A Marriage Survive Without Sex?

It’s no secret that my relationship with John has changed quite a lot since we had Erin. I have spoken about Erin’s horrendous birth and the trouble that came afterwards. I have spoken about the lack of support and having no one around to help in those early days as all of my family live away. I have also spoken about my desperate need to be sterilised and how the NHS has failed me in this desire. All of these things have changed both me and my relationship with John. Erin is now 21 months old and pretty much since