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Still Single and Putting Up with It? You Might Be Hiding a Self-Destructive Secret

Posted on January 13th, 2016

If it’s been many months or years since your divorce, have you started dating again? If not, why? Because you genuinely want to be single? Or because you still haven’t healed and recovered from the trauma of the breakup? Because you’re not yet over your ex? When people ask you questions like these, do you get […]

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Give Yourself And Your Kids A Break: You Can't Be Happy All The Time

Posted on August 6th, 2015

The social media showcase When you picked up your phone this morning, what was the first thing you did? Did you have a quick skim through Facebook or Instagram? Take a sneaky peak at who “liked” that photo of you out having fun? Did you feel your mood sagging slightly if no one noticed – or get […]

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Are You Using Your Kids As an (Emotional) Human Shield?

Posted on July 10th, 2015

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that trash-talking the “other” parent is hurtful to your kids. I don’t have to tell you that fighting and hurling insults at each in front of them will cause them distress. I probably don’t even have to tell you that kids naturally blame themselves when their parents break […]

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How to deal with family and friends whilst experiencing your divorce

Posted on May 16th, 2012

Learn all about… Normal feelings after the humiliation of divorce and what to expect from family and friends Talking over and over again to family and friends and the dangers of doing that The problems associated with intellectualisation The benefits of getting support elsewhere If you enjoyed this post, I’d be very grateful if you’d […]

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Why your friends and family are sometimes the worst support during your divorce

Posted on July 16th, 2011

Although your friends and family are an important part of your life, you may find that they’re ill-equipped to support you through your loss. I found that even though my friends and family were well meaning, they often said or did things that were inappropriate. Whenever we hung out together, my friends would try to […]

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