“…But he’s a good dad.” If I had a pound for every time I had heard that I would be a millionaire! Is getting pregnant a good idea? To start with, is having a baby together going to be joint decision? Do
Each unhappy relationship is unhappy in its own way. Sadly for some, emotional and physical abuse is an every-day reality. A combination of fear, loyalty and coercion often prevents action, much to the disbelief of family and friends. Words like these seem
At the end of 2015, new legislation came into force introducing a new offence for ‘controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship’. This is a hugely important step, that will help clarify what constitutes domestic abuse, making it easier
Fear can be paralysing. In divorce. One can be hesitant to take a step in any direction. Afraid whatever move made will be wrong. One is stuck in status quo and wants to stay in the same place. Movement is perceived as
Retroactive jealousy can lead to divorce. This can be a red flag that something in the relationship is wrong. It also can indicate that a partner has control issues or has their own problem of handling jealousy. Retroactive jalousie also happens post-divorce
For those of you who have been dealing with a difficult breakup this year it will have taken its toll. Emotional stress from the rollercoaster of negative emotions combined with the new practical challenges that come with being newly single can be
Mediation and collaborative divorces have been referred to as “more friendly” with a goal to keep the door open to having a relationship post-divorce. Some people who divorced individuals with personality disorders, felt safer in the court room with a judge presiding.
After divorce, one may have joined an online dating site and now has a string of first and second dates. While people put their best foot forward and hide their darker side – it is still possible to catch a glimpse of
After being out of the dating pool for a decade or so, post-divorce it can be tempting to give an individual the benefit of doubt for erratic behaviour. One may wonder if things have changed in the dating world, or is it
I cam across this post on “The Benefits of Solitude” by Prof Stephen Joseph recently and thought it really appropriate in letting us know that being alone is not only all right but can indeed be necessary for our welfare and wellbeing.
Many couples remain married despite infidelity and this is often celebrated as marital success by both the infidelity support community and marital therapists. What is discussed less often is the quality and nature of the post-infidelity marriage – unfortunately many are little
Of course divorce is a difficult process. It’s more often than not shrouded in anger, animosity and resentment. Children get caught in the middle of it all and families and friends are split at times forever. Yet despite all this, divorce has it’s