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Find support if your parents have separated: 9 practical tips

Find support if your parents have separated: 8 practical tips

If you’ve found yourself reading this, the chances are your world has been rocked by the news of your parents separating. It’s okay to feel a whirlwind of emotions right now—confusion, sadness, anger, maybe even relief. Whatever you’re feeling, know that you’re not alone. You can find support if your parents have separated. Even if…

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Finding Time for Self-Care as a Single Parent

  Being a single parent comes with its own set of challenges, often leaving little room for personal time and self-care. Finding moments for yourself might seem impossible between managing household responsibilities, attending to your children’s needs and juggling work commitments. However, prioritising self-care is essential for your well-being and your ability to be present…

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Dealing with the stigma of single parenting. Father and son sit on a couch together sharing a story

Dealing with the Stigma of Being a Single Parent

  Although few people choose to be a single parent it can be one of life’s most rewarding experiences. However, it also comes with its fair share of challenges, including societal stigma. Difficult situations may be even harder and lead to feelings of isolation, shame and self-doubt. Fortunately, you can build a strong, supportive community…

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Family Justice Young People’s Board – Tips for separating parents

Children’s voices must be heard in the divorce process Too often when couples separate and divorce their children’s voices get lost in the turmoil.  One organisation working hard to make sure children voices are heard in the process is The Family Justice Young People’s Board (FJYPB). This impressive group is made up of over 50…

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6 tips for dealing with Mother’s Day as a divorcee

Mother’s Day can be fraught For those of us that are divorcees, Mother’s Day can be a fraught celebration. Perhaps you have no access to your children, perhaps you feel overwhelmed having to care for your children alone (read Kathy’s blog about Mother’s Day as a “single” mum).  Perhaps you are grieving for the children…

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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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When your ex remarries

On Saturday I waved goodbye to my children so they could watch their Dad remarry in a civil ceremony. It felt very strange and almost surreal but I wanted them to feel they had my permission to enjoy the day. It was 2009 when we separated, but despite the length of time since the pain…

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Some thoughts on forgiveness

When I attended the course this topic was a tricky one.  The single most important thing in letting go of the emotional damage is forgiveness – so Erik tells us in his book and on the course. It stops us being tied to the past, it gives us hope for the future. My ex-husband and…

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Restored Lives should go global

Restored Lives should go global: I was living in Singapore when my marriage broke down and it would have made my journey to recovery (and most importantly, that of my children) so much smoother. Not long after I came to London two years ago I read an article about the course. Initially I didn’t think…

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Four and a bit days

In this post we hear from a divorced Dad about how tough it is when your new reality means you see less of your children. I have one last and long cuddle and feel the tears welling up in my eyes. Got to be strong now and resist floods of water cascading down on to…

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