How to look after your mental health during divorce

Looking after your mental health during a divorce is incredibly important. Divorce is a very stressful process that can lead to long term depression or other mental health issues if you don’t take care of yourself. It is vital that you see your GP if you need some help, but here are some small things

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How Good Preparation Can Make Divorce Easier

Divorce is never easy and is something that no one thinks they will go through, although many do. For a huge variety of reasons marriages come to an end and it is a difficult time for the couple, their family and their friends. If your marriage is coming to an end there are some things

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The little things you can do to support a divorcing friend

When you first hear that your friend is getting divorced it is a confusing time. You want to support them, but you don’t want to say the wrong thing. You want to help them but you don’t want to crowd them. Some people get so anxious they do nothing, which is no help at all,

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What should you do with your rings after you divorce?

After the paperwork is signed and finished and you have embarked on the next stage of your life without your ex spouse, you may still find yourself in possession of a very physical reminder of your marriage – your rings. So much emphasis is placed on the engagement and wedding rings in our society, that

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How to stay healthy during a divorce

Divorce is one of the most stressful things you can go through in your lifetime. With enough support and good legal advice, you will come through it, but there will be moments, days or weeks when things are incredibly stressful. Being stressed is not just unpleasant, it can also do short and long term damage

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What is unreasonable behaviour during a divorce?

In Wales couples can’t divorce unless there is a “reason.” This is something that many people, including us, would like to see changed. However, as the law stands for now, couples can’t just say that their marriage has broken down, they need to provide a reason. The reason can be desertion, or adultery (within 6

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How and why to mark the finalisation of your divorce

Divorce parties are all the rage. You to have cake and cava, and if you want to end up in the tabloids, you can also spend many thousands of pounds to mark the end of your marriage. Of course, huge blow outs aren’t for everyone and certainly won’t be in everyone’s budgets, but doing something

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How to co-parent well

Co-parenting well after a divorce is a challenge. Many couples now share their children almost 50 – 50, compared to a few years ago where traditionally the mother would keep the children and the father would have them every other weekend. Co-parenting involves both parents laying aside their differences and still parenting together, even though

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How to reduce the cost of your divorce

Getting divorced can be a costly process. You will have heard horror stories in the media of couples racking up legal bills into the millions, which adds to the stress of an already stressful time. However, divorce doesn’t have to be as expensive as many people think it is. There are ways of reducing the

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How to ask for a divorce

Asking for a divorce is one of the hardest things that people will ever do. If your spouse is not expecting it, or you have not previously discussed divorce, then there are ways that you can ask that will make the process smoother. It is important both for you and any children that you have

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How to get through Christmas when divorce is on the cards

January is divorce season. Every year the number of divorces dramatically increases directly after Christmas. Some couples may fall out over the Christmas period, following drunken fumbles with work colleagues at the Christmas party, arguments with the mother-in-law, or added financial pressure and the expectations of the festive period not living up to the reality.

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How to successfully divorce in middle age

Divorce is something that can happen at any age and each age group has its own problems to work through. When you divorce in middle age, as opposed to being younger, then there are several factors to consider to ensure your divorce is a success. Financial complications The longer you are together, the more entwined

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Advice for young divorcees

When people think about a divorcee, they imagine someone who is middle aged, or older. People in their twenties do not tend to be associated with divorce. However, many people do marry and divorce in their twenties and these young divorcees have a whole range of other challenges to people who divorce later in life.

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Things to do when your divorce has been completed

Divorce is a slow process, but finalising a divorce can still come as a shock. After the split, the decision to divorce and the legal process, it is important and healthy to mark the moment when you are legally no longer married and put plans in place for moving forward. Accept your divorce Even if

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Social media and your divorce

During a divorce it is natural to want to surround yourself with friends and family. Social media is a very easy way to do this and many people benefit from their virtual support network. However, social media can also be damaging during your divorce and there are certain things that you should be aware of.

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How to cope with loneliness after a divorce

Splitting from a partner is always a shock, even when you knew that the divorce was coming. Your life after the divorce is bound to change in many different ways, but one of the worst things that can happen is that you end up feeling lonely. Loneliness isn’t a trivial thing. It can lead to

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Why you need to avoid comparing situations during your divorce

Why you should keep to your best behaviour during your divorce

Divorce doesn’t always bring out the best in people. In fact, it rarely does and it is not surprising that tempers will flair between two people who previously thought that they would be spending their lives together. However, during a divorce it is important that you are on your best behaviour. Succumbing to your instincts

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