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By Safe_Timber_Man
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A daughter's diary of debauchery: Hesitantly, Shona Sibary allowed her 17-year-old to take a holiday job in a notorious Greek resort. But was she was right to?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... right.html

So, her rebellious daughter went out there for summer work (paid for by Shona and husband), got a job as a PR girl and spent the entire time getting pissed, inhaling copious amount of nitrous oxide, getting ill, running out of money straight away (top and from Mum and Dad) and then having all of her belongings stolen before coming back home again. Shona see's this as a victory and I imagine she believes her daughter will now be a good girl.
 
By Messianic Trees
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Gorgeous children. Adoring husband. Perfect home. So what IS the explanation for the...Torment middle-aged mums who can't be happy
Shona Sibary, 45, has been hit by sense of overwhelming apathy
Mother-of-four suggests it may be because she's grown to resent the fact she's expected to put everyone else first
She took herself to wellness retreat in Himalayan foothills, where she says the fog started to clear


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By youngian
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Was this depression? I’ve been tempted, for months now, to go to my GP and try to explain how I feel. The problem is, I don’t feel depressed. I just don’t really feel anything at all.
That's what happens if you have depression. Is she trying to skirt around depression as its a made-up condition for attention seeking luvvies?

It appears so. She's determined to find an original angle
So what is wrong with us all? You may think we are over-indulged princesses who need to pull ourselves together. But psychologists agree that mid-life apathy can exist independently of depression.

Meanwhile, more women than ever before are popping antidepressants. One in three now take them at some point in their lives while for men it’s one in ten.

It makes me wonder how many of these women, like me, are suffering this middle-class malaise. Not depressed — just beyond caring.

I’m now wondering if, deprived of any ‘real’ problems for two decades, and having had no real structure or routine to my daily life (I’m a freelance writer), my sensors have simply shut down. Maybe I’ve been robotically serving everyone else’s needs and forgotten how to be happy.
By Andy McDandy
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Hard up? Apparently one of her kids has a pony. It's like Liz Jones - apparently skirting bankruptcy but still having thousands to splash about.
By satnav
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Shona's Christmas credit card bill must have just arrived.

Why DO so many middle-aged women long for one last baby? Especially when, like Shona, 45, they're exhausted, on the brink of menopause - and have FOUR very demanding children already

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Deep down, I know this is the stuff of fantasy. I am experiencing a kind of insanity that is making me behave — and consider — things no person in their right mind would.
I’m a middle-aged mother juggling the incessant demands of three hormonal teenagers with the plethora of problems that brings: GCSEs, online dangers and boundary-pushing — day in, day out.

 
By davidjay
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I saw one comment that mentioned doing it for the benefits and yawned at that old joke resurfacing. Then I saw a raft more of them and realised they were being serious. Because in Mailland everyone except me is out to get whatever they can. It never occurs to them that the Shibarys (and for all her faults the family doubtless pay their fair share of tax) will spend much more on bringing up another child than they would ever receive from the state.
By Andy McDandy
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It occurs to me that the demanding one isn't the kids but the parent determined to have her perfect family as opposed to the one she's got.
 
By Big Arnold
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Devon ain't heaven... it broke up my family: Seduced by a perfect holiday, SHONA SIBARY moved her brood west. But while she hated it, her eldest daughters loved it so much they stayed when Mum fled back to Surrey

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By Bones McCoy
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Arnold wrote:Devon ain't heaven... it broke up my family: Seduced by a perfect holiday, SHONA SIBARY moved her brood west. But while she hated it, her eldest daughters loved it so much they stayed when Mum fled back to Surrey

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Didn't Liz Jones go to Devon, hate it and move away?
Are Liz Jones and Shona Sibary the work of the same author?

At least the tale has a happy ending for the 2 older daughters.
They have escaped the clutches of their flaky controlling mother.
Husband has also made a break for freedom.
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