Lucy Overthinks… Being Friends With Boys

Lucy Overthinks… Being Friends With Boys

If you follow Lucy on Twitter, you may be aware that she recently went for drinks and dinner with a former colleague – let’s call him Ryan. Not in itself a noteworthy event, but for one thing: Ryan has a girlfriend. Lucy doesn’t know Ryan very well. He was one… View Post
The One Who Was Just Nice

The One Who Was Just Nice

Regular readers of this blog will know that for nearly six months now Lucy’s been dating a polyamorous man named Charlie. If you didn’t know that, you can catch up over here. Though be warned, there’s quite a lot, so you might want to grab a wee and a cuppa… View Post
Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 11 – Judgement

Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 11 – Judgement

If you’ve been following this story for a while you’ll know that Lucy’s somehow managed to end up, quite by accident, in a sort-of relationship with a polyamorous man named Charlie. If you haven’t, here are links to the very beginning and what happened last week. In many ways this… View Post
Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 10 – Parallel Universe

Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 10 – Parallel Universe

A few days after her last date with non-monogamous Charlie, Lucy goes for a drink with her mate Phil. If you haven’t caught up on the Charlie story yet, start from the beginning here or click here to read what happened last time. As a chronic oversharer Lucy normally likes… View Post
The Pushy Guy, Part 2 – Aggression

The Pushy Guy, Part 2 – Aggression

Lucy has a second date with Cain, the Kenyan guy she met on Hinge, but she’s really not sure about him at all. On one hand, he’s handsome and chatty, with astounding catlike eyes and a certain naughty spark about him. And they had quite a lot in common. But… View Post
The Pushy Guy, Part 1 – Discomfort

The Pushy Guy, Part 1 – Discomfort

It’s a Saturday, and Lucy has a spontaneous date with a man who is not Charlie. For the past three months non-monogamous Charlie has provided Lucy with a welcome diversion from the mind-numbing tedium and eternal disappointment of dating apps. Even with all the headfuckery he’s caused her, it’s been… View Post
Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 9 – Unprotected

Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 9 – Unprotected

Terminally single, diehard monogamous Lucy has accidentally ended up in a relationship-of-sorts with Charlie, a sexy 40-year-old lawyer who’s polyamorous and planning a wedding to his partner of three years. Yeah, I know, total headfuck. To find out how it happened, start from the top here or read what happened… View Post
Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 8 – Jealousy

Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 8 – Jealousy

It’s now been three months since Lucy first met Charlie, who is in an Open Relationship and just got engaged. If you’re new to this story, you can start from the top here, or skip back to the last post here. As time’s passed Lucy and Charlie have settled into… View Post
The Geography Teacher, Part 7 – Ceilidh

The Geography Teacher, Part 7 – Ceilidh

The last time Lucy saw Josh, the sweet but slightly eccentric geography teacher, it was just after she’d met Charlie. Josh had been acting a bit weird, and Lucy’s head was full of thoughts of another man, so although they’d ended up getting naked and doing naughty things to one… View Post
Guest Post: Jude and the Mr Right Nows

Guest Post: Jude and the Mr Right Nows

Lucy has been away on holiday to try to avoid the horror that is her birthday and didn’t have time to write a post this week. So here, in her absence, is a guest post from the lovely Jude Peppis-Clay. I know I won’t be alone in feeling this if… View Post
Lucy Overthinks… Turning 40

Lucy Overthinks… Turning 40

This is it folks. The end is nigh. Destruction and terror shall rain forth upon the earth. The rivers shall turn to blood, plagues of locusts shall devour everything in their path, and zombies shall rise from the dead. Life as we know it shall cease and die. Lucy is… View Post
Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 7 – U-Turn

Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 7 – U-Turn

Lucy’s caught between a rock and a hard place. The rock is the loneliness of singledom: the being alone, the mindless trauma of dating apps, the agonising enforced celibacy. The hard place is in Charlie’s pants. And also outside them, in the heartache and headfuckery that comes with trying to… View Post
Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 6 – Gift

Mr Non-Monogamous, Part 6 – Gift

For the last few weeks Lucy’s managed to get herself tangled up in a red-hot romance with Charlie, a charismatic and sexy 40-year-old who’s in an Open Relationship. After much soul-searching and ALL the overthinking, she’d just about managed to accept this confusing state of affairs when Charlie pulled the… View Post
Names and some minor details have been changed to protect the innocent. And sometimes the guilty.