No one likes a show-off. I prefer show-ups.

Show-ups muck in for carpools, clean-ups, fundraising, kid caring, food sharing and visiting.

It sounds simple. It can be hard.

How many relationships dissolve when one or both parties stop showing up? Physically, emotionally, or both - someone went elsewhere, geographically or emotionally, losing themselves in cyber conversations or a job, maybe got cosy with a third party…

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If I've learned one thing from running, it's show up. They say 90 per cent of finishing the race is reaching the start line. There is no shame in DNF - did not finish.

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