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[ 2 Apr 2019 | No Comment ]

WARNING: It is NOT easy to have a good divorce – but it is possible.
There is a good reason that it is known as the 2nd most traumatic experience in life after death of a loved one. It is an emotional rollercoaster and has a huge ripple effect across your entire world. It will affect your mental and physical health, lifestyle, daily routine, children, work life, friends and family.
We see the ‘Conscious Uncoupling’ celebrities who release amicable and loving statements on Twitter – and frankly I admire them for this. …

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[ 19 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]

Janet is one of my clients. She ran her own online gift business from home which she only started as a hobby a year ago, but it quickly took off. Whilst it was time intensive and meant working long hours, it also paid a lot of the family bills. She had been married to Tom for six years and they had two young children, aged two and four years old. When I met Janet she was reeling from shock as, following a recent work trip abroad, Tom had announced he …

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[ 7 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]

…with more than a third of mums in debt because their ex-partner hasn’t paid child maintenance, study shows.
New research has revealed that when parents split up, mums often find themselves struggling to cover their basic living costs, with 39 per cent taking out loans or relying on their overdrafts to make ends meet.
A staggering quarter of mums said they don’t receive any regular financial help from their child’s father, leaving them to cover the cost of raising their child by themselves.
Half of mums said that their ex’s contribution isn’t enough …

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[ 23 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

Do you know that heart sinking feeling when you start to focus on the fact that it’s not your turn to have your children with you this Christmas. Add to that a slight jittery panicky sensation and a cold heavy feeling of dread. It’s the part that still strikes a chord deep within and brings tears to the surface however relieved you are not to be living with your ex any longer.
For some this is the very worst part of being divorced, especially if your children are young enough to …

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[ 15 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

All these festive period pressures can reach a crescendo, what I call a switch flicking moment, when something tips the balance and you decide you just can’t do this anymore. Enough is enough and you want out. Unfortunately this is the case for many couples and why the divorce rate peaks in the new year. However if you are aware of this there are things you can do to help your relationship survive Christmas:

Don’t let problems fester. If there are any issues raise them with your partner and work together …

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[ 9 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

We live in a highly disposable culture where, if we don’t like something, we change it. In many cases we don’t think long and hard about it or even try to make it work out – we just swap it for something else, the latest mobile phone, pair of trainers or even dating on Tinder. The days of ‘marriage is for life’ are long gone and we are no longer a generation of “until death do us part” believers. With the divorce rates in the UK at 42% and in …

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[ 20 Nov 2016 | No Comment ]

Christmas and other holidays are proving increasingly challenging for stepfamilies, says Dr Lisa Doodson, Regent’s University London psychology expert.
Focusing on how to provide the most positive experience for stepchildren and improve relationships between new family groups, Lisa explains:
“Most parents struggle to balance work with their children’s school holidays, but for stepfamilies this can raise additional issues.
“As a psychologist dealing primarily with stepfamilies, I find my weekly ‘postbag’ is full of requests for help in this area. Most stepfamilies have a regular routine, where they know which days of the week …

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[ 20 Jan 2015 | No Comment ]

 In this guest article, Emma Heptonstall, The Divorce Alchemist, shares some of the tips she has learnt working with divorcing parents:

Your children know more than you think they do

 Unless your children are very young, they will know that there is tension in your relationship. They might even know that you are thinking of getting divorced. If they are older, they might secretly hope that you do.
Is this because they don’t love you?
It’s because they do.
Children are very sensitive to how it ‘feels’ in their home. For children, their home …

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[ 6 Jan 2015 | No Comment ]

Name of Business: The Stepmum Coach
Your Name and Age: Chloe Tasch, 37 years.
Tell us about your family: My fiancé and I live in Hurley, Berkshire, with our combined gang of 5 kids, ranging from 9 years to 14 years.  We just got engaged and are all excited and looking forward to a wedding next year!
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
Admin work in offices whilst training to be a Life Coach.  The transition is tough as it’s hard to …

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[ 1 Jan 2015 | One Comment ]

Are you a Divorced Dad wanting to find someone new but struggling to do so? Manj Weerasekera, aka The Fresh Start Guy, provides us with some Answers…
The end of any relationship can be sad; and when there are children involved it can be so much more difficult to deal with.
Suddenly you are juggling more balls in the air – a new home for yourself, working just as hard but your finances are becoming stretched and having to make time to find that special new person. This can all take its …