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Cheating boyfriend slept with my daughter and my sister.

*Shelly, 40, Essex
as told to Yasmine Blackman

I’d been out of the interviewing game for awhile. Life had its usual funny way of throwing the unexpected at me, and, sitting down on a particularly uncomfortable wooden chair, I worried that myself and my conversational partner would have trouble getting her story out there. I shouldn’t have worried. Bubbly *Shelly ordered us both a whipped cream and marshamallowy hot chocolate affair. Talking a mile a minute I knew I had the story my readers had been waiting so eagerly for…

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A Week of Mental Health and Disability…Depression

Teacup Conversation is spending a week interviewing various people on the topic of Mental Health and Disability, in the hopes to shed light on the lives and experiences of those who are affected.

Today’s topic is Depression. Website depressionalliance.org states that: “If you are affected by depression, you are not ‘just’ sad or upset. You have an illness which means that intense feeling of persistent sadness, helplessness and hopelessness are accompanied by physical effects such as sleeplessness, a loss of energy, or physical aches and pains.”

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A Week of Mental Health and Disability…Borderline Personality Disorder

Teacup Conversation is spending a week interviewing various people on the topic of Mental Health and Disability, in the hopes to shed light on the lives and experiences of those who are affected.

Today’s topic is Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD. Website bpdworld.org states that BPD is: ” one of ten personality disorders recognised by the DSM IV. A personality disorder is a type of mental illness and to be diagnosed particular criteria must be met. With personality disorders, the symptoms have usually been present for a long time. These symptoms have an overall negative affect on the sufferer’s life.”

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A Week of Mental Health and Disability…Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Teacup Conversation is spending a week interviewing various people on the topic of Mental Health and Disability, in the hopes to shed light on the lives and experiences of those who are affected.

Today’s topic is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or O.C.D. Authoritative website ocduk.org defines O.C.D as: ” a serious anxiety-related condition where a person experiences frequent intrusive and unwelcome obsessional thoughts, often followed by repetitive compulsions, impulses or urges. “

 

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A Week of Mental Health and Disability…Aspergers

Teacup Conversation is spending a week interviewing various people on the topic of Mental Health and Disability, in the hopes to shed light on the lives and experiences of those who are affected.

Today’s topic is Aspergers. autism.org. describes Aspergers as:  “a form of autism, which is a lifelong disability that affects how a person makes sense of the world, processes information and relates to other people. Autism is often described as a ‘spectrum disorder’ because the condition affects people in many different ways and to varying degrees.” Continue reading

Teacup Conversation investigates; Cheating in an age of technology

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With big name celebrities such as Kristen Stewart hitting the headlines over their infidelities, we begin to wonder if cheating has become a socially accepted norm. Is cheating in relationships really as prolific as we are led to believe? Teacup Conversation investigates… Continue reading