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How to be the receiver of Separation news, like a BOSS

How to be the receiver of Separation news, like a BOSS

The EXCRUCIATING pain hearing it..Take it from me, being the receiver or recipient of news that your partner is either cheating on you or that they have decided that the relationship is no longer what they wanted is a BIG pill to swallow. Whilst I can now list a few...

Insider tips to navigate Child Support during Separation

Insider tips to navigate Child Support during Separation

Let's BREAK it down...The overwhelming feelings experienced during separation in the early days can delay us in sorting out the things we need to! Child support and organising that part of the separation was something I personally dreaded. BUT it had to be done, and...

SEPARATED? Thank you to my Ex, NEXT!?

SEPARATED? Thank you to my Ex, NEXT!?

Thank you, NEXT!?Listening to Ariana Grande sing her latest song "Thank you, next I'm so f-----' grateful for my ex  " made me think about what I could possibly be thankful for in relation to my Mr Ex. For those of you who don’t know about my journey: Mr Ex, cruelly...

EXPERT Tips for Financial RECOVERY after you Separate

EXPERT Tips for Financial RECOVERY after you Separate

The Recovery.. Banked, now what?  After financial settlement, what should you do with the money?  Not everyone gets a multi million dollar settlement, so how do you start rebuilding your financial life?  With so much focus on the procedure of finalising your...

Separation HUSTLE: His & Her versions

Separation HUSTLE: His & Her versions

There are THREE sides to a story!? We asked two parents, a man and a woman (who are part of the www.theseparationexchange.com TRIBE) - What someone can expect right after separating, the good the bad, the ugly and the reality. While people say it is not the easiest...

7 Tips to REVIVE your style after Separation

7 Tips to REVIVE your style after Separation

Where do I start? They say separating is one of the most stressful things a person can ever go through in life. The weeks, months and even years following a relationship breakdown can be extremely challenging and turbulent, especially as you try to re-establish...

Single Mumma Tips: How ALONE time can be ‘ME’ time!

Single Mumma Tips: How ALONE time can be ‘ME’ time!

Is it a FANTASY? Often, and especially when our children are young, we fantasise about being left alone, if only for a few minutes! Oh the joy of being able to go to the toilet without a child hanging off us, enjoy a shower alone, or even eat a whole meal sitting down...

Single Mothers Survival Tips for Mother’s Day

Single Mothers Survival Tips for Mother’s Day

The Challenges.. Being a single Mumma definitely comes with its own set of challenges, especially on certain days of the year such as Mother’s Day when there is added pressure and emotional challenges. As a single mum for the last ten years I’ve learnt a thing or two...

Tips to combat the negative impacts of separation on Teens!

Tips to combat the negative impacts of separation on Teens!

How do we enter their world? As parents we often forget that our children are watching our every move and model our actions, words and behaviours.  So, when our lives are altered in a certain way such as parents separating or divorcing, we forget how much they observe...

3 SEXY Tips to get your MOJO back Post-Separation

3 SEXY Tips to get your MOJO back Post-Separation

Say WHAT!? OK, so during such a potentially HORRID time your MOJO maybe the LAST thing on your mind but perhaps understanding that your MOJO is part of YOU may help put more focus on the topic? YOU need to be OK, before other things fall into place (least that is my...

How can counselling help my child during Separation?

How can counselling help my child during Separation?

Let's chat about the basics: As a child and family counsellor I have found that a major proportion of our referrals (and my clients) are children from separated families. What this often means is either that children are experiencing more challenging emotions (that...

Dear Newly Separated, here are 5 things you MUST know!

Dear Newly Separated, here are 5 things you MUST know!

The News is OUT! OK, so it is now out in the open that you are separated? You may be feeling overwhelmed, scared, hurt, angry lonely and overwhelmed. After having been through separation myself I can say that life can be BETTER! Yes, roll your eyes and say WT#! she...

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6 Tips to get your Ex to AGREE to Separation Mediation

6 Tips to get your Ex to AGREE to Separation Mediation

How to Agree? If you are going through a separation or divorce, you might be thinking about mediation. Mediation is a simple and straightforward process that allows you to move on quickly and easily, without having to fight everything out in the courts. But what if...

Dad’s Guide to Family Law and Separation

Dad’s Guide to Family Law and Separation

Understanding Your Rights Going through a separation never easy, particularly when there are children involved.  It is not possible for care arrangements to continue as they were when parties were together, and it is often difficult to come to agreement that both...

How to support a friend going through Separation

How to support a friend going through Separation

Here's the "CONTEXT" Separation is one of the hardest events that one could potentially go through, and depending on the circumstances one could be given a HUGE blow that is challenging to get through. What does this mean? Some come to a mutual agreement to separate,...

10 Tips on How to Tell Kids you are SEPARATING

10 Tips on How to Tell Kids you are SEPARATING

“Do I have to choose where to live?” This is the type of question you don’t want your kids asking you, as it could reflect the potential anxiety your kids maybe under. So, let me tell you about my situation and how you should NOT tell your kids that you are separating...

EXPERT Observations on the Impact of Separation on Children

EXPERT Observations on the Impact of Separation on Children

From the outside looking in: When you are entrenched in the battle field that a separation/divorce can be it is hard to imagine what it looks like from anyone else’s perspective that is not yours. What are the impacts of Separation on Children that we may not see?...

How to AVOID Separation and be HAPPY

How to AVOID Separation and be HAPPY

How to Stay Happily Married... It is unfortunate every time we hear another friend or even a family member going through a separation of divorce. We meet, fall in love, marry and start our happy life together. Over the years something seems to happen resulting in the...

3 SURVIVAL Tips for Valentine’s Day, when you are Separated!

3 SURVIVAL Tips for Valentine’s Day, when you are Separated!

LOVE Bites... After the Christmas retail rush, we have Valentine’s Day people! The chocolates, the teddy bears, the lingerie! Argh! The constant reminders of the day when all you are trying to do just after you may have separated, is get through each day as a single...

Separation Finances : 6 Tips to get you on TOP!

Separation Finances : 6 Tips to get you on TOP!

The NEW plan! One of the hardest parts of separating is that it wasn’t the original plan.  It wasn’t even the backup plan.  In fact, you might find yourself looking quite unexpectedly at a future that is significantly different to the one you had in mind.  Separations...

Separation: Should I STAY? Should i GO?

Separation: Should I STAY? Should i GO?

The Cross road.. Should I stay in my relationship? Or Should I leave? So many of us struggle to answer this question. It is a daunting question and one that often feels like there is not a clear or easy answer. Let's look at what you should consider before making a...

10 Tried & Tested Tips for Christmas POST Separation!

10 Tried & Tested Tips for Christmas POST Separation!

Christmas Discussions: Christmas or any holidays post separation can be excruciating, especially when it is FRESH! Some have it lucky and may breeze through it however most may agree with me, that it is EMOTIONAL. The first Christmas Post-Separation was excruciating!...

5 Essential Self Care Rituals for the Single Parent

5 Essential Self Care Rituals for the Single Parent

How do i make time? Being a single parent is not only a constant juggling act but an art that can sometimes take years to get the balance right. In my experience, the most important lesson is that: "You can only give your best to others if you are in touch with the...

5 Tips Men NEED to know about Separation

5 Tips Men NEED to know about Separation

Tips for survival and how to “get it right” There is little doubt that divorce is one of the most devastating events a man can endure in his lifetime. Many men have described the experience as similar to a sudden death in the family. If you are in this situation, you...