The Sirens of Divorce

March 19, 2010 1 comment

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Recently I wrote about the “Black Knights” of divorce: those people who won’t face reality but fight on, relentlessly, long after the case has finished. They are few in number but their behaviour is remarkable. Today I would like to consider another group, equally rare in number. They are the Sirens. The original Sirens were…

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Seeing red: lipstick, sex appeal and a glamorous assassin

February 22, 2010 1 comment

The recent assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai has caught everyone’s attention, not least because Dubai’s police are now searching for a team of assassins who are thought to have entered the emirate with fake passports. I was particularly drawn to the stunning photograph of “Gail Folliard”: a pleasantly smiling woman who carried a fake…

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So, is Christmas a “Woman Thing”?

December 23, 2009 0 comments

In my last post, Christmas and the divorced man, I wrote about a male client of mine: “My client intends to ignore Christmas this year. He is convinced that if men had their way, it wouldn’t exist at all. He asks, “Why do we have Father Christmas? It should be Mother Christmas”. “Is he right?…

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Christmas and the divorced man: is my client right?

December 20, 2009 1 comment

Yesterday morning my husband was reading the papers over a breakfast cup of coffee. He looked out into the garden. Our two giant Briard dogs were frolicking together, getting completely covered in snow. A little red robin was hopping about on the branch of a snow covered fir tree. Two wood pigeons landed together on…

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What can politicians’ wives teach us about marriage?

October 16, 2009 0 comments

I don’t have any strong political views because I don’t like politics, but on Sunday morning in Covent Garden as I cycled on a bike at the gym, I watched Hillary Clinton’s live press conference on the TV monitor. At 10.15 am on a Sunday morning, Mrs Clinton was elegantly dressed, brisk, businesslike and full…

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Can women have trophy boyfriends?

May 8, 2009 0 comments

Is it time to grab your trophy partner? “Tell me,” asked Mrs Merton famously to the glamourous Debbie McGee about her well-known magician husband, “what was it that first attracted you to the millionaire Paul Daniels?” The image of the not so stunning but very wealthy Paul Daniels flashed into everyone’s mind and the audience…

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Accepting and celebrating your life choices

April 20, 2009 0 comments

  Don’t dwell on what can’t be changed Like many people I’ve taken advantage of the Easter break to take a much-needed holiday. Unlike previous years, my time in Eilat – a stunning Israeli resort town on the banks of the Red Sea – was spent relaxing poolside. Because of the ongoing knee saga, walking…

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Ten ways he can tell you’re cheating on him

July 1, 2008 0 comments

Eventually you must make a decision… 1. The mobile phone bill goes missing. If lengthy calls to your lover have sent the telephone bill spiralling upwards, the last thing you want is for your husband to discover that nearly all the calls have been made to just one number. Worse than that, you definitely don’t want…

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