Why so many couples split after Christmas

January is notoriously the month when relationships are most likely to end, with the nickname ‘Divorce Day’ being assigned to January 3rd. So, why do so many couples split after Christmas? It appears that it is due to the ‘perfect Christmas’ image that is constantly portrayed in the media and played out in society. So,

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Giving your children a perfect Christmas during a separation

Giving your children a perfect Christmas during a separation usually becomes more of a negotiation and compromise exercise between ex partners rather than actually fulfilling children’s wishes in a ‘perfect’ way. First of all, step away from the notion of a ‘perfect’ Christmas. There is no such thing. A lot of what we are made

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Compromising with your ex over the festive season

Recently divorced? Been divorced a few years or newly separated? There will be a definite need for compromising with your ex over the festive season. Whether you are separated and alone or if you or your ex partner now have a new family to consider, negotiating how to share the children is never easy, and

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Surviving your first Christmas after your divorce

Christmas is always heralded as a family time, full of jollity and happiness, but it can be a really daunting prospect if you are facing surviving your first Christmas after your divorce. Here are our top tips for making the most of this time of year. Don’t Place Too Much Pressure On Yourself Whatever your

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How to budget for Christmas as a single parent

Christmas can be a scary time for single parent, especially if it is new to you. Here are our handy hints on how to budget for Christmas as a single parent: Have an age-appropriate chat with your children and talk to them about the meaning of Christmas and what has happened, and how things may

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How to arrange contact with your children over Christmas

Christmas can be a tricky time with a great need for negotiation and compromise when a family has been divided by divorce. Here are some ideas on how to arrange contact with your children over Christmas: Plan Ahead Try to discuss the Christmas and New Year period well in advance, and suggest possibilities that may

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