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42 minutes | 5 days ago
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Katherine
In the galaxy of relationships, in all the different shapes and forms they can take, long distance ones are among the trickiest. Today, Katherine is telling us about her experience, between Canada and France, with one big ocean - and one big promise - in the middle.
50 minutes | 18 days ago
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Sarah
Welcome back to The Breaking Point Podcast. In this episode, we listen to the story of Sarah. You’ll probably notice that her story today is probably less about a breaking point rather than years and years of painful erosion. It is the slow, silent, invisible from the outside, death by a thousand papercuts type of suffering we’re about to hear and it is totally heartbreaking. I know that it is a story that a lot of you, us, can relate to. Because it is the story of a lot of women, our sisters, our daughters, our mums. Our wives? Women who disappeared into a life they just couldn’t push away. Women who were controlled, smothered. Survivors. If you want to tell you story, please write to us: email@example.com Next episode will be released in a few weeks but can't really say when exactly. Thank you!
4 minutes | 5 months ago
Season 3 announcement
Hi everyone, I haven’t been in touch in a while and I wanted to give you a quick update on what’s happening with the Breaking Point podcast. It’s been three years now since the last episode and while producing this program has been immensely rewarding and important to me, I had to take some time off – I just needed to become a parent; twice, actually. Anyway I am now looking for new people to interview which means that in a few weeks time, we will be returning with a brand new season of the podcast. One thing I would like to achieve, and I need your help for that, is to gather as many diverse stories as possible. When I say diverse I mean diverse in terms of gender, sexual orientations, race, social context… We all have to go through difficult breakups, and it is important to me to try my hardest to hear and present a large panel of perspectives and experiences. I will never insist on that point enough, there’s great value in every story – sharing your experience, however painful it was, can truly make a difference, have an impact on you and others. It’s about creating empathy, it’s about connection… It’s about getting rid of the stigma a heartbreak can cause, or the shame. Someone out there can be listening to your story and get the extra boost they need to maybe get out of a toxic relationship – how important, how huge this can be! Someone very lonely, in a lot of pain because of a heartbreak, can hear a story they can relate to and suddenly there’s a glimmer of hope… It’s a bit like the butterfly effect, small things can have huge consequences. So if you have a story to tell or if you know a friend who has a story to tell, please get in touch, I want to hear from you. It’s only a couple of hours or your time, but for a massive, massive contribution. Two ways to reach out: first by email, wrote me a quick note to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can find us on twitter as well : @bppodcastoff. This current situation, with the global pandemic, the lockdowns, the travel bans, all this must have been very significant factors in the deterioration of some relationships, leading to breakups potentially. If you’ve been in a relationship that’s been impacted by the circumstances caused by COVID, please get in touch. One more thing about sharing your story – you can remain totally anonymous and change names, places, even your voice if you wish to. There’s no judgement here and I am only interested in the uniqueness of your story, not in the sensational or shocking details of it. I will never push for more if you wish to keep bits to yourself for whatever reasons. It is your story. So season three is coming soon, it took a bit longer than expected but it’s on its way. We’ll be back in a few weeks.
34 minutes | 3 years ago
Season 2 Episode 6 – Samuel
In this last episode of season 2, we talk about first times, uniqueness and being kind to ourselves. Samuel met Ronan at 17 and after a first date in the cold November in Glasgow, he embarked in his very first emotional adventure. Every single thing was new to him, and over the following two years,…
37 minutes | 4 years ago
Season 2 Episode 5 – Abi
In this episode, we question why we are or are not in relationships, social pressure, and where to set our limits. Abi met Scott when she was only 19 and he was her first real boyfriend. Very quickly though, he proved to be a difficult person to be with because of his jealousy and abusive…
34 minutes | 4 years ago
Season 2 – Episode 4 – Louise (2/2)
This is the second part of Louise’s story, in which we talk about perspective, being cheated by love and things we can’t fix on our own. Once again, some listeners might find certain parts of this interview upsetting. Share that episode on social media and please rate the podcast on iTunes. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebreakingpointpodcast Twitter: @bppodcastoff
31 minutes | 4 years ago
Season 2 – Episode 3 – Louise (1/2)
In this episode, we talk about the many meanings behind the word love, what we accept in the name of it and unfortunately abusive relationships. This is the first part of a double episode dedicated to Louise’s story. Louise reconnected with an old flame 16 years after school and thought that he was the one. Pretty…
35 minutes | 4 years ago
Season 2 – Episode 2 – Kristin
In this second episode, we talk about shame, vulnerability and trust. Kristin worked very hard to keep her relationship with Justin. At times, Justin worked very hard as well. Their love was stronger than the thousands of miles that separates Australia from the UK. Unfortunately when things got supposedly easier, that’s when they became more complicated. Share…
32 minutes | 4 years ago
Season 2 – Episode 1 – Rebecca
Welcome to season 2 of The Breaking Point podcast! In this first episode, we talk about love, longevity, the value of time and its impact on relationships. Rebecca met Will at university and always had an eye on him… When they moved in together years later as friends, the nature of their relationship changed… within the…
31 minutes | 4 years ago
Season 1 – Episode 6 – Graeme
At college, Graeme got in a relationship with Suzy – even if she thought he possibly was a bit too daft for her… They spent the next 4 years together.
32 minutes | 5 years ago
Season 1 – Episode 5 – Mark
At the age of 19, Mark met his first love, Karen. It was only a matter of days before this young love became mature and very serious.
33 minutes | 5 years ago
Season 1 – Episode 4 – Yvonne
Yvonne’s story starts with a kiss in a dorm in the countryside of France. Danny was everything she’d ever wanted in the perfect context for her adventurous nature.
33 minutes | 5 years ago
Season 1 – Episode 3 – Felicity
University is a place where lots of people find their first loves. The freedom, the busy social life, the new lifestyle – sometimes far away from home – is the perfect context to fall in love, whether it is because we want it because we need it. One night in St Andrews, Mick ordered a few…
34 minutes | 5 years ago
Season 1 – Episode 2 – Kirsty
Kirsty’s busy life in London lead her to meet a bold and successful guy named Tommy. Seduced by his charms, confidence and tenacity, she got into a relationship that started fast and furiously.
31 minutes | 5 years ago
Season 1 – Episode 1 – Sarah
This is the first episode of the Breaking Point podcast. One day, Sarah meets Steven and after he fed her a chocolate strawberry (nice move), their story began. Unfortunately, there was something in Sarah’s blind spot; something that, eventually, will split them up.
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