Mari-Louise Speirs

I'm a happily married Mum to four adult children and Nana to six grandchildren. I love writing, reading, movies, dining out, and spending quality time with my family.
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I’ve Just Learned That My Father Is a Narcissist, and I’m Angry!
8 months ago
I’ve just discovered that my father is a narcissist, and I still can’t believe it. My father is in his late 90s, but don’t let that fool you. This is not some doddery old man who doesn’t know what day...
Bulimia: The Shame, The Guilt, and the Life-Threatening Damage
a year ago
Bulimia is not proud! It doesn’t care how rich you are, how old you are, or where you live; it doesn’t even care whether you’re married or single, a Uni student, stay-at-home Mum, or in charge of a hu...
My Worst Date
a year ago
I’m so glad that I finally get to tell my #MyWorstDate story. I’m now 71 years of age, but when I was a teenager around 18 years of age I left the country town where my family lived and moved to the "...
My Father Hated Me
a year ago
I’ve titled this article “My Father Hated Me” but in fact it was a lot worse than that: the truth is my father despised me and everything about me. As I write this I hope I’m not sounding too much lik...
The Ugly Truth About Physical Abuse of Children
2 years ago
Sadly, we know that when parents are angry and lose control, "reasonable force" often escalates into full-blown abuse, and that’s when most infant homicides occur. Associate Professor Susan Maloney fr...
Longevity and Good Health Can Go Together – Here’s How!
2 years ago
I just received a phone call from my father saying that he and his wife have just returned home from their latest excursion – a week’s holiday in the north of our state where it’s a little warmer than...