Life after divorce
Advice and support to help you survive and thrive
If you are looking for some support and advice for life during and after divorce, then this Pod can help. Full of practical, thoughtful and expert advice it covers subjects such as how to tell the children, surviving the first few weeks, parenting after divorce, dealing with finances, introducing a new partner and caring for your emotional wellbeing. There are also stories from others who have been through the same thing and in the Xtra section, we list a few ideas of where you can find more help and support.
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From the founders of The Bump Class, Marina Fogle and Dr Chiara Hunt, The Parent Hood gives expert answers to the things parents really want to know about.
Divorce or separation is a challenging time, made even harder by the fact that your job as parent has never been more important. Marina talks to psychotherapist Chris Mills about the challenges parents face doing this job when they are still parents but no longer together and what they need to think about to create stable, happy homes for their children.Play
With nearly a third of all children likely to experience their parents separating by the age of 16, Mariella Frostrup explores what a parent can do when they have decided to end their relationship.
What is the best way to break the news to your child? How should you manage sharing the children’s time? When is it right to introduce new partners? Or should we just be trying harder to stay together for the kids?
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Dominique Bergel-Grant founder of Tall Poppy Woman lifts the covers on the real stories from women of what it takes to reclaim yourself and rebuild your life after separation and divorce. In this episode, Dominique shares with you over two decades of experience and focuses on the key steps you need to take in the weeks following your separation. The path to divorce is never easy, but practical how to can help get your head clear. Dominique also shares some words of wisdom from other women who have stood in your shoes.Play
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How do you cope as a parent when two pairs of hands become one? Lorraine and Trish talk to the television and radio presenter Beverley Turner about her experience of parenting after divorce, from the everyday practicalities to the sometimes overwhelming emotional labour. Plus: midlife muffin top (weight gain and appetite during menopause), Top of the Pops and piercings.Play
Going through a divorce and worried about the impact it will have on your kids? Parents play an important role in how a child copes with divorce. Dr. Dehra Harris, Pediatric Psychiatrist at St Louis Children’s Hospital offers her suggestions for managing the impact of divorce on kids. Divorce is stressful, but it doesn’t have to be traumatic. When navigating a divorce, prioritize open and honest communication to help make children feel as comfortable as possible.Watch
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When faced with the life-altering reality of a marriage ending, everything seems dire. After encountering this herself, Sadie Bjornstad set off to understand why the divorce process is so isolating and clouded with negativity. What’s more, she seeks to establish clarity in how to shape life after divorce. Her research has led her to meet with women across the country and uncover common themes to their experiencesWatch
Gingerbread, the UK’s leading charity for single parents has an extensive collection of well-informed and impartial advice for parents going through separation, including action to take when a relationship ends, money, housing, legal issues, communicating with the other parent and where to look for support.Read Article
The five stages of divorce include cognitive separation, emotional divorce, physical separation, legal dissolution, and spiritual un-bonding. Until the emotional divorce is complete, the physical connection may continue, thus keeping couples still “married” years after the formal divorce. The following article can help you understand the significance of these stages, and why each is important. From womensdivorce.comRead Article
Understanding the psychology of divorce is key to managing divorce. Divorce is both a legal process as well as a psychological process. The legal process is important but the psychological process and how it is played out by the couple largely determines the tone and the nature of the divorce.Read Article
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Citizens Advice on separation
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