How do you know if you are in a high conflict divorce?

7th November 2018

Usually, the telltale signs are:-name-callingbelittlingsilent treatmentwithdrawal of affectionlack of emotional and physical supportcontrolling behaviourfinancial abuse These indicators are usually present during the marriage but become worse on separation.  You are not alone. And it is not your fault and do deserve support Recognising you are in a high conflict divorce can help you prepare...

Exploring Your Options

29th October 2018

Some people feel that ending unhealthy marriages is always wrong, but this cannot be so.  Life is supposed to be as good as we can make it for ourselves and for those around us. We all are given choices, and chances, and we need to make the most of those, not...

Telling Your Children About Your Divorce Is Difficult. 10 Top Tips to make it easier

13th September 2018

I recommend the following:- 1. Tell your children all at the same time, even if the meeting is physical and/or partially virtual 2. Perhaps have one meeting with adult children immediately before a meeting with the younger children. This allows you to pitch the conversation at the appropriate level and also avoids...

Asking 10 “critical” questions before embarking on a serious relationship can help couples thrive

7th August 2018

Asking ten “critical” questions before embarking on a serious relationship can help couples thrive, according to a new study by the University of Exeter. Long-term relationships last when they are built on friendship, respect, realistic expectations, shared interests and humour, according to the research. Evidence from couples, as well family lawyers, mediators...

Is What Will “They” Think” Holding You Back From Making Decisions About Your Future?

2nd August 2018

Are you being held back by the notion that “they” will think badly of us? “They” are parents, neighbours, friends, relatives, co-workers, doctors etc. This kind of obligation is about the value people have of themselves. In reality, most people rarely interact in ways that negatively touch on their family’s perception...

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