Men vs divorce

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December 9, 2017 1 comment

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If divorce rivals bereavement and moving house as one of the most stressful events that life can throw at us, are there any differences in the way men and women respond to this upheaval? The traditional, stereotypical view of divorce went something like this: a devoted, stay-at-home mother is devastated to find that her caddish,…

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IDS warns against relationship counselling cuts

August 29, 2017 2 comments

family law

Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith has warned the government not to cut funding for relationship counselling. In an article written for the Conservative Home news site, the former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions called family breakdown an “enormous” problem facing the UK. He claimed that the cost of this issue “has been estimated…

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Saudis worry over trivial divorce

August 22, 2017 1 comment

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Government officials in Saudi Arabia have grown increasingly concerned by a surge in divorce for trivial reasons. Humood Al Shimmari is a registrar authorised to conduct marriages. Speaking to Saudi daily Al Watan (the Homeland), he said he saw more and more Saudi men making unilateral decisions to divorce their wives for a variety of…

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Divorce & looking after yourself by Tracy Sapier

June 29, 2017 0 comments

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Divorce is one of the most stressful experiences that life has to offer. A time of stress and anxiety, an emotional rollercoaster that impacts on the family as a whole. It is at times like these, when you have reached a traumatic crossroads in your life, that some kind of support may be just what…

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Charities launch ‘relationship manifesto’

May 11, 2017 0 comments

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Four relationship charities have published a manifesto demanding that whoever wins the upcoming general election boosts support for couples and families. Relate, OnePlusOne, Tavistock Relationships, and Marriage Care have formed the ‘Relationship Alliance’ and set out several key proposals for the government after 8 June. These include the creation of a new cabinet position: a…

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Anxiety during divorce: some warning signs

April 5, 2017 0 comments

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Going through a divorce can be one of the most difficult periods you can experience. It certainly represents a significant change in how you live your life day to day. Staying healthy will help you to deal with this transition and that applies to both your physical and mental wellbeing. So while stress is understandable,…

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Utah to tackle divorce costs

January 30, 2017 0 comments

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Lawmakers in Utah are considering a bill which could reduce the amount of money they spend on divorce. There are around 10,000 divorces in the western state every year and $200 million (£159 million) in tax revenues is reportedly spent dealing with its effects. However, a new bill introduced in the State Senate aims to…

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Through the darkness of divorce (part two)

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December 9, 2016 3 comments

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Some people may be worried that if they seek out counselling or medication for depression during their divorce it will harm their case. This is absolutely not true. If anything, such steps show a commendable level of insight. Divorce is without doubt one of the most difficult experiences anyone can go through but as a…

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