Relationship breakdown is tough and when child arrangements are involved it is especially complicated. If you’re a parent who has separated or divorced and you are not able to see your children at all, or not as often as you would like, it can be devastating. You might feel that you are being prevented from maintaining a healthy relationship with your children and excluded from decisions involving them. It’s common for parents to disagree about child arrangements - in just the last quarter of 2018, the Ministry of Justice received 12,000 child arrangement cases.
You may have only just finished getting rid of those last, stubborn granules of sand that pocketed themselves from your last summer holiday (where do they keep coming from?), but that time of the year is nearly upon us again. Just a few more weeks and school will be out, which can be terribly exciting for kids, but can be enough to make parents order double-shot espressos – when they don’t even drink coffee. And, if you’re divorced, the summer holidays can be enough to tip you into caffeine-addiction territory.
Divorce can be a distressing experience; so it isn’t surprising that depression can be a consequence for some people. The best way to deal with it involves regaining control of your feelings and your life. Here are 5 tips to deal with post-divorce depression that could help you to get back on track.
Among all of the mixed emotions you will be feeling after divorce; guilt may be one of them. Whatever the reasons for your divorce, we understand that none of the decisions you made would have been made lightly, so you should not feel at fault.
We've put together some steps to take if you are feeling guilt after a divorce, to help you accept the decisions you have made and move on.
When you make the decision to divorce the realisation that you will need to manage your finances on your own may be daunting at first. However, by keeping calm and taking things step-by-step, dealing with finances after divorce doesn't have to be overwhelming. Take a look at some of the first things you can do to get back on financial track after a divorce.
It seems some of us have been stressing about Christmas since 12 November. That’s 42 days before the big event. That’s about 11.5 per cent of the year spent worrying about one day. Most of the stress is down to worrying about which presents to buy, closely followed by concerns about how much the celebrations will cost in total.