If you’re a parent dealing with a separation or divorce, we know how complicated life can be. Such an emotionally-charged life-changing event has its personal challenges, yet sometimes our emotional responses – anger, sadness and chilled indifference to our former half – have greater impact on those we love. Our children.
You've just picked your kids up from school and your youngest enthusiastically demands they want to join the football team ... when only last week they wanted to join the chess club! "Ok darling, let's chat about this when we get home," is your immediate answer as what was once an easy decision becomes slightly more complicated now that you're separated! Negotiating with your ex can sometimes be like negotiating a convoy of aid through a war-torn country, so here are three tips to reaching an agreement on extra-curricular activities with your ex.
Oh, if only communication was easy! Misunderstandings and misinterpretations can cause so much stress for parents after separation, especially if emotions are running high. The best way to keep communication on track is to use a bit of BIFF. No, not biff ... a sharp blow with the fist, but BIFF meaning Brief, Informative, Friendly and Firm communication.
We've all been there – the dreaded blow up. Let me paint the picture for you. It's Saturday afternoon and you're out for coffee with a friend when you receive communication from your ex. They have just sent through an expense that you haven't agreed to split ... and it's over $300! Oh boy, it's on again!
Monday, January 8, 2018 is the day family lawyers and attorneys across the globe will be bracing themselves for a crazy day, as more people will be contacting them to file for divorce or retain their services than any other day of the year.
If you’re one of these couples, the necessary and natural process in dealing with a fundamental change like this is to grieve. Here are the five stages of grieving you will go through after separation and divorce.
Co-parenting after divorce is always filled with challenges but don't despair! The one person who can change how you manage the emotional roller coaster called divorce is you. Take on one or all of these kickass co-parenting resolutions for 2018 and make this year a kickass year for you and your kids.
Holidays should be a joyous time of year so why does it cause so much stress for families? There seems to be at least one major meltdown every day and it's all to do with the woodpecker. The woodpecker has been in our family for generations, maybe in yours too. It always seemed to appear on Christmas Day.