Tag Archives: family

Problems Getting on with my Mother In Law …

Dear Gillian,

I am having problems getting on with my mother in law. I know this is going to sound stupid, but my mother in law is becoming too much for me to handle. She really seems to hate me, she never has a good word to say for anyone, especially me. I have not done anything to her. I think she may be jealous of the close relationship I have with my husband.  Continue reading

When is it going to be my Turn? …

Dear Gillian,

All my life I have worked hard and always paid my way and helped others. I am a single mother and I find life almost intolerable as I care for my elderly mother and two children.  I work part time and find that by the time I have finished work, cooked, cleaned and cared for everyone else there is no time for me. Even if I did have the time I certainly would not have the energy to do anything. I love my family but feel so tired of it all”. When is it going to be my turn? Continue reading

Loss, grief, guilt and sadness …

Dear Gillian,

After my mother died I took care of my father for more years than I want to think about.  He was ok initially and then after several strokes he went into a home because he needed full time care, I work and have two children. He just wasn’t “my Dad” anymore and yet I still went through the motions – the visits, the one sided conversations (as he did not seem to respond).  My heart would sink every time I thought about him, his situation or visiting the home, I really wanted it all to end.  He recently died and far from feeling relieved and free I feel guilty and so sad. I don’t know why I am writing to you but just wanted something, maybe reassurance”. Continue reading

I am 50 and feel I have no future …

Dear Gillian,

I stumbled across your website at just the right moment: as you say, the universe sends us what we need! I turned 50 earlier this year and the whole process of looking backwards and realising that I have far more of a past behind me than future in front of me has raised a lot of sadness. I feel I have no future, Continue reading

How do I handle my husbands arguments? …

Dear Gillian,

I am hoping you can answer this question because I am not sure what to do. In all of Louise’s books it mentions that when you get into an argument with either a spouse, friend, or co-worker you should walk out of the room and get away from the situation. Otherwise you are just taking in the argument and you end up getting sick. Well every-time I get into an argument with my husband, (which seems to be pretty much every day), I try to walk out of the room but he consistently follows me or he just continues to yell and yell. How do I handle my husbands arguments? Continue reading

I do not want surgery, is there a correlation between the fibroid growth and extended visit with my parents? …

Dear Gillian,

I’m wondering if it would be OK for me to give you a call. I’m feeling like it might help give me some of the direction I need right now.  It is strange (and frustrating) because at the same time I feel like I know what I need to do but still seem to need some guidance. I don’t want surgery. Continue reading

I don’t want to play “doormat Wife” anymore …

Dear Gillian,

I am very very overwhelmed and stressed out. I have a two year old daughter who is a handful, a new puppy, and a newly disabled dog to care for. I work 4 days a week and my husband and I have been snapping at each other. I feel that nothing I ever do is good enough for him, Continue reading

I have no job, no money and I’m getting frustrated …

Dear Gillian,

I have a few things that I wanted to talk to you about. I have brought Louise L Hay books and I have brought some other things that are helping me.

My problem is I have no job, so I have no money and I’m getting frustrated. I have been successful in getting interviews, but no luck with jobs at the moment. Continue reading

Girlfriend is desperate for a baby but I feel unwilling to proceed …

Dear Gillian,

I was hoping to attend your last weekend workshop with my partner, but unfortunately it clashed with other commitments.  I’ve written a very long email below – Please don’t feel you have to read it as I ‘m sure you must be busy  – It’s been useful and cathartic for me to write it just in terms of formulating my thoughts into words. Continue reading

My son wants to stay over at a friends house but I don’t trust the Mother’s new partner …

Dear Gillian,

I have a 10 year old son and he wants to go and stay with a friend of his for a couple of nights.  The problem is I am concerned about the home he is going into.  The boys mother recently divorced, has a new partner and I feel very uncomfortable around him.  Continue reading