How and why cohabiting couples should protect themselves

It is by no means uncommon for couples to cohabit rather than marry. In fact, the majority of couples now choose to cohabit before marrying and many go on to have kids and buy a house, postponing the expensive and seemingly pointless wedding while life takes over. All the time everything is going well, this

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What silver divorcees need to consider

Gone are the times when people retire, draw their pension and sit in their arm chair, smoking a pipe and waiting for inevitable decline. With advances in modern medicine, increase in life expectancy and dramatic change in attitudes, hitting retirement no longer means an end, it means a beginning. The rise in ‘silver divorcees’ is

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How to parent when your partner leaves and never comes back

There is much emphasis in the media on one parent forbidding the other parent any access at all to their children. However, it is much harder for people to accept that sometimes a parent will simply walk out of a marriage and choose to rarely or never see their children again, despite the main parent

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Divorce advice not to listen to

If you are going through a divorce then undoubtedly friends, family and people you barely know will be gathering around with ‘helpful advice.’ Although most of it will be well-meaning, a lot of it may be wrong or misleading. Here are some common things that people will say to you that you really should consider

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How to ease your partner into step-parenting

If you have children from a previous marriage and you have recently got together with your significant other, then you have an exciting and complicated journey ahead of you. Especially if your other half isn’t a parent. The road ahead may not be smooth as your partner forms a relationship with your children, as well

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