We all hear stories from family and friends (and about their family and friends) on the issues faced in marriage, especially with their husbands. We laugh in unity, realising we are all in the same boat, and thankful it's not just us. So what is that really saying about marriage? Repeating the things your husband doesn't do is half the problem, as Alison Ledgerwood explained in her TED Talk, Getting Stuck in the Negatives. But the bigger problem is what's being said, not what's not getting done!
If you've recently separated and still not sure what to do, the first priority is to put your kids first and agree on an Interim Parenting Guidelines Agreement. But how do you do that when your world is falling apart, you're an emotional wreck, your stress levels are through the roof and you feel like it's only cello tape holding you together?
There are hundreds of items to action when you separate so we reached out to our pre-launch registered users to find out what questions they needed answers to. One was what to do with your Medicare account after you separate? With no details online, we went directly to the Department of Human Services to get the correct answers.
In conversations with so many parents about how to manage children between two households, you soon realise that many are overwhelmed with what has to be discussed and organised with their ex to ensure everybody stays sane. Relationships Australia has produced a great parenting plan document that walks you though all the areas needing resolution. Here is a quick overview ...
It's happened pretty quickly in us changing our name from diivvi to divvito but there's no use dragging change out! You ask why? Well after several weeks of waiting to hear from another company who had trademarked the word divvy for all internet related services (even though they were in the parking game), we were finally told that they weren't going to allow us to use the name diivvi.
While there are hundreds of facebook pages, twitter feeds and blogs that re-enforce the woes of being a single parent, we thought it was high time to look at the positives. So every day I am going to add to this list to share 100 positive sides of being a single parent. I would love to hear your suggestions if you would like to share. Enjoy!