We’re staying together for the sake of the kids

We’re staying together for the sake of the kids

“We’re staying together for the sake of the kids”. This is a sentiment couple counsellors and family therapists hear a great deal. It is usually said by couples who have reached the end of the road in their ability to love each other, but who are still able to co-exist – just. The idea is[…]

New partners and children after divorce part 1

New partners and children after divorce – part 1

“Guess what? Dad has got a new girlfriend!” I sincerely hope that none of you, my dear readers have ever said this to their children following your separation. But what do you say? How should you introduce a new partner to your children? This series of blogs will address some suggested dos and don’ts of[…]

Telling the children about your separation

Telling the children about your separation

Telling the children about your separation is an event few people feel prepared for. Whilst there are no absolutes about the “correct” way of managing this very painful experience, there are certainly some helpful do’s and don’ts we can offer here: Do’s – Wherever possible Do try and tell your children while you are together[…]