The Breaking Point podcast
By Julien Manuguerra-Patten
Breakups and heartbreaks are pivotal moments in our lives that we can all relate to. They shape and define us in ways we don't always fully comprehend. The Breaking Point reflects on the impact those events have on our lives.
More information: www.thebreakingpointpodcast.com
The Breaking Point podcastMay 03, 2021
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Katherine
Today, Katherine is telling us about her experience, between Canada and France, with one big ocean - and one big promise - in the middle.
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.
If you want to tell you story, please write to us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next episode will be released in a few weeks but can't really say when exactly.
Season 3 announcement
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.
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.
Season 2 Episode 6 – Samuel
Season 2 Episode 5 – Abi
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. Twitter: @bppodcastoff
Season 2 – Episode 3 – Louise (1/2)
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.
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 first few weeks.
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Season 1 – Episode 6 – Graeme
Season 1 – Episode 5 – Mark
Season 1 – Episode 4 – Yvonne
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 drinks to find the courage to kiss Felicity. A pretty common beginning for a relationship that was all but ordinary.