Reducing family breakdown by John Bolch

March 25, 2014 3 comments

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The government has clearly targeted family breakdown as one of the major issues facing this country. In fact, it is beginning to seem that people who have the temerity to separate from their partners are rapidly becoming public enemy number one. We are regularly reminded of the cost to the country of relationship breakdown. For…

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Cohabitation drives family breakdown, campaigners claim

January 21, 2014 5 comments

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Cohabitation is the key driver of family breakdown, the Marriage Foundation has claimed. In a new report, the campaign group, founded by High Court judge Sir Paul Coleridge, said the “stability of marriage has remained largely unchanged” in recent decades, with the most pronounced risk of divorce in the first years of the union. “…virtually…

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“Mum is implacably hostile” By guest blogger DT.

July 16, 2012 35 comments

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How often have you heard this phrase? If you’re a lawyer or some other professional involved in intractable contact matters, probably quite a lot. If you’re a parent (probably a dad) you may have first hand experience of the phenomena. Although either parent, or indeed both parents can be implacably hostile, the term is usually…

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"Hallelujah" fallibility and the festive season

December 17, 2008 4 comments

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Saturday night’s X Factor final was fantastic. The contestants were brilliant and the stars who appeared alongside the young contestants – especially Beyonce – made it a finale to remember. Winner Alexandra Burke, singing Len Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’, simply blew me away. Her performance appears to have had exactly the same effect upon viewers across the…

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Call a Christmas truce

December 5, 2007 0 comments

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“If soldiers could declare a truce at Christmas, why can’t warring parents? Even in the midst of war, there can be peace.” At the darkest time of the year, for people of many faiths, a light comes shining through the darkness. December is one of the most beautiful months: we place lights in our homes,…

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