• Alison Tennent

Enforced Forgiveness is perpetuation of abuse 

Updated: Mar 7

And coming soon, how to make a PodCast from scratch

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Dear friends, here's my latest PodCast, and this time it's all about forgiveness. I strongly believe it's harmful to try to enforce forgiveness, and despite what the Insta influencers would have you believe, it's not necessary for you, or anyone, to forgive to "move on", unless you choose to give that gift. But of course, that's just my opinion, I'd like to hear yours.

Please feel free to tip the creator!

I'll follow up with a video later in the week.

It was my birthday on Saturday, and I was fortunate and delighted to receive flowers from both my children and my stepchildren (and my lovely man spoiled me rotten too!). My stepdaughters and I get along well, and that didn't come easily or naturally, it took a lot of work from all of us. So I think I'm going to write a little something on how to avoid making your stepdaughters hate you.

Relationship expert I'm not, but I do know some of the pitfalls to avoid, and I'll talk more about that very soon.

And for my next PodCast, I’m taking aim at Grief and Loss, and similar to my feelings about forgiveness, I'll discuss my belief that trying to force your version of grief on a grieving person isn't helpful, and what you might try instead if you want to support them.

I’m also planning to write a step-by-step guide on how to start your own PodCast, for the amateur with a spare back bedroom, like me.

Remember to subscribe on the Garrulous Glaswegian website, so when my Medium subscription runs out, in one month, you don't miss any new content.

And meanwhile, take care, stay safe, and don’t do anything my mum wouldn’t have done.


Queensland, Australia, Feb 2021

Till then, once again fellow travellers, I wish you fair winds and a following sea.

Alison Tennent

Queensland, Australia, February 2021

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