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Tackling resentment as a Mum

Lone parenting can be so hard.  You can often feel alone and that the entire burden of bringing the children up is your responsibility alone. My ex husband cannot often make the children’s special events or school parents evenings.  It is so hard not to get resentful.  I will send him a diary invite in…

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How a glimpse of the future might give you strength for today

Reading this may make you want to throw whatever device you are using to read it against the wall. I get it, but I promise it is true, however awful you feel today there are good things to come. What could be waiting for you? Just imagine if you had been with me on the…

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Restored Lives working with DAD.info, Europe’s largest independent advice site for dads

Restored Lives is always looking for ways to reach people who are suffering as a result of relationship breakdown to give them hope for their future. We know that the impact of divorce and separation can be far-reaching, affecting families, friends and wider society so helping one individual will mean that the benefits ripple out…

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7th January 2019 – Divorce Day

7th January has been earmarked “divorce day” as solicitors anticipate a spike in the number of applications for divorce. The inevitable stresses of the Christmas season together with the start of a new year often act as a catalyst for people in failing marriages to take the next step and file for divorce. If that’s…

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Restored Lives Autumn 2018 Brompton Road Celebration Supper

If you had looked through the window of the building at Brompton Road last night I wonder what you might have imagined the 45 people sitting there were celebrating? A range of people, men and women, from different backgrounds and ages seemingly with nothing in common. I doubt you would have guessed correctly that these…

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Erik visits Japan to promote Restored Lives

Restored Lives taking the message of recovery from divorce and separation to Japan

The international reach of Restored Lives continues to expand. Last week, Erik Castenskiold travelled to Japan to launch the Japanese translation of the course book, which offers practical advice to help people recover from the impact of separation and divorce. What an amazing trip! Kindly hosted by publisher Shoichi Konda and missionary & church planter…

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The Perils of WhatsApp

The Perils of WhatsApp After a Breakup Digital Technology gives us the ease and convenience of fast, direct communication but it can create a minefield which can be especially deadly after a breakup. I suspect that most of us experience this. In the middle of a busy day, be it because of work, the kids…

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Non-Mother’s Day

A blog post by Ruth: There is a song in the musical Avenue Q* that goes like this… “When I was little, I thought I would be, A big comedian on late night TV. But now I’m 32, and as you can see – I’m not. Oh well. It sucks to be me.” This song…

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How to get through Valentine’s alive

Here are some thoughts from someone without kids: Valentine’s day is a little bit too commercial for me, but if you feel drawn into it because you’re single, here are a couple of tips to cheer up the mood on Valentine’s day. 1.  The easiest one is to keep it simple and invite a couple…

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Valentine’s Day and being Single

After a long day at work and collecting the kids from playscheme, tonight on the way home I saw a man come out of a florist with a big bunch of flowers, presumably for his partner or wife to surprise them in the morning and my heart just sunk.  I won’t have a card or…

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