Journalism

Nikki Gemmell tells of the turmoil of losing her mother to suicide

“She would have been the magnificent single, childless woman – she would have seized life,” Gemmell tells Guardian Australia. “All the opportunities came too late.” Instead, Elayn’s frustration with missed opportunities bubbled over into her relationship with her highly successful daughter – now a columnist at the Weekend Australian and the ...

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This is what you can relish about getting older …

“For me, there are only two kinds of women – goddesses and doormats.” Ah, the wisdom of Picasso, and it’s well documented he liked them submissive; if they weren’t that at the start of a relationship he’d try to crack them with his cruelty. I thought of this at a gathering ...

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