Living In A Bursted Bubble

Over the last four years of blogging I have written on many occasions about my life and some of the very difficult experiences that I have encountered. This has been hard to deal with recently, especially as I have got a little older and I would like to say wiser, but sadly that’s probably not the case. I have become a little retrospective about my life and what I have achieved. In fact if I have achieved anything at all? I certainly have not made a difference in the world, but have I made a difference in my world? A… [Read More]

5 Ways To Avoid Getting A Divorce

Are you looking for the most effective ways to strengthen your marriage and avoid considering a divorce? If you really want your marriage to work, then you will need to be more patient, avoid complaining, make an action plan, and stick to it. No matter how challenging and daunting it may seem, if you are serious about staying together for a lifetime, you need to take the lead. I am going to share some tips below which will serve as a powerful guide to help you avoid a separation. Stop With The Arguing “It’s all your fault”, “Why did you… [Read More]

How Mediation Helped When I Got Divorced

The pressures of life today are most likely greater than they have ever been. Life today is fast and expectations of buying a home, having a family etc, can put a huge strain on any relationship or marriage. When we meet somebody, of course we always think it’s for life. Falling in love, getting married and starting a family in all honesty is what most people want. Of course it doesn’t always work out like that which is what happened to me in my first marriage. My first marriage ended in divorce and there is no doubt like a lot… [Read More]

Just When I Thought Family Couldn’t Hurt Me Anymore This Happens!

Well here is a story which would be difficult to make up. Just when I thought my original family couldn’t leave me bruised and hurt anymore than they already have, they just have again, and it’s left me thinking that you can’t pick your family, but you sure as hell can pick your friends. I have a biological brother that went to the other side of the world well over 40 years ago and it’s about 30 years or more since we have seen each other. We have had very sporadic contact over the years, and the last time any… [Read More]

Would You Ever Divorce Or Disown Your Children?

Becoming a parent is without question the most wonderful thing in my opinion that can happen to you in life, holding your new born baby for the very first time is it magical and quite honestly the most emotional moment of a person’s life, well for me it was and I have been lucky enough to have experienced this five times. Babies grow up and become toddlers and then teenagers and all along the way they will try your patience turn you grey have an opinion and will test you as a human being like nothing else in the world… [Read More]

Why Do Kids Become Weapons: When Relationship’s Go Wrong

Divorce in the world today is forever on the increase. There are probably a number of reasons why it’s on the rise. The pressures of life are far greater than ever before with work and money worries, which also seem to be greater today than ever before. Generally speaking the pressures of life and relationships in particular can be immense. It appears nowadays that people split up and file for divorce very quickly, because it’s easier than ever to get divorced. If I’m honest, divorce being easier to achieve is actually a good thing, and of course nowadays it does… [Read More]

Do Dads Suffer More Emotionally And Financially After Divorce

I have been married twice in my life. My first marriage ended in divorce, and this left me emotionally, and financially damaged. I also had to re-build my life from scratch, and after 15 years or so, and three children, it wasn’t easy, and it took me many years to be in a happy place again. I’m not saying that only men suffer in divorce because that would be too much of a one sided argument. Obviously women are affected by divorce as well. What I’m actually saying is generally men lose so much more after divorce. Emotionally, men in… [Read More]

Grey Divorce is on the Rise: Why?

The number of older people getting a divorce in later life has increased significantly in recent years. While it is important to understand the factors that can help explain this, it is also important that those who are going through the experience get the advice, help and support they need to move on. Societal Pressures One of the factors that can help explain why there is a growing number of people divorcing later in life is societal pressures. It was once the case that many people would simply stop living together, an “Irish” divorce and not go through the official… [Read More]