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Madeleine Holden

Madeleine Holden is a lawyer and freelance writer based between Berlin and New Zealand. She writes about relationships, sex, gender and whatever the hell else she feels like for MEL.

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What It’s Like to Be on Lockdown With Your Abuser

Incidents of violence and abuse are likely to rise during the coronavirus pandemic — which makes a customized ‘safety plan’ even more vital than before

Texts From Scummy Exes Are Only Making Quarantine That Much Worse

Why do guys from the past keep using coronavirus as an excuse to ‘just reach out’?

What Obligation Do We Owe Our Shitty Fathers As They Age?

They may have been monsters when we were growing up. But now they’re old, frail and not long for this world. Is it best to care for them — or ourselves?