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How to recognize the tell-tale signs of a failed relationship

How to recognize the tell-tale signs of a failed relationship

When relationships are new, it is normal for the partners to focus on the good and overlook the less glorious habits of their partner. As time passes, these habits can start to irritate and annoy.

How to live together when you're planning a divorce

How to live together when you're planning a divorce

Many couples who are planning a divorce have to endure a period of time when they still share the same home. This uncomfortable and uncertain period could last from as little as a few days to several months.

Dating after separation - the do's and don't's

Dating after separation - the do's and don't's

It is difficult enough to date after divorce even though you are legally on your own. Dating after separation but before the divorce has gone through can be even harder.

Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties)

Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties)

Cross-examination of the parties takes place after they have given evidence in the case. It is a normal part of any court proceeding. During the proceedings, the evidence is given to strengthen the case against the perpetrator.

Terminal illness and property settlement

Terminal illness and property settlement

A man and his wife have been married for thirty years. The woman has breast cancer and it has spread. She is given less than a year to live. The diagnosis has put severe stress on a relationship that was already rocky. The partners agree to separate.

Sleep Problems and Health Issues Related to divorce

Sleep Problems and Health Issues Related to divorce

If you are going through a divorce you may suffer from depression which in turn will impact negatively on your sleep. Lack of sleep makes divorce more difficult to handle.

Divorce and its effect on sleep

Divorce and its effect on sleep

How well you sleep is affected by your day to day experiences, and by your psychological well-being How you feel about your current and expected lifestyle is a significant determinant of how well you sleep.

The family law Act protecting the child when the parents separate

The family law Act protecting the child when the parents separate

The Family Law Act 1975 declares that when the parents of minor children part, each is equally responsible for the children. This means that both parents have the right to partake in the important decisions pertaining to their children.

Children of divorce sleepover appropriate age

Children of divorce sleepover appropriate age

Many parents argue that they should enjoy equal time spent with their children. Parents fear that they may find it difficult to build relationships with their children unless they spend time with them from a very young age.

Confronting the truth in a relationship

Confronting the truth in a relationship

We all value honesty in a relationship. Without it, there can be no trust. Without trust no intimacy. In trusting relationships there is an expectation of honesty.

How our childhood insecurities affect our adult relationship

How our childhood insecurities affect our adult relationship

Our first relationships in the home determine how future relationships will pan out. Our parents should give us a home life secure enough to build happy adult relationships.

Changing relationships Ė whatís normal and what is not

Changing relationships Ė whatís normal and what is not

Relationships change over time as do most things. Each of us evolves as we go through lifeís ups and downs, so it is unrealistic to expect our relationships to remain unchanged. Some relationship changes are quite normal.

Finding your self-esteem when your partner has been cheating

Finding your self-esteem when your partner has been cheating

Itís a moment that you will never forget. Finding out that your partner has cheated on you can have a devastating effect on your self-esteem. Your self-confidence takes a knock.

How to recognize co-dependency in a relationship

How to recognize co-dependency in a relationship

A co-dependent relationship is not a healthy one. Often these relationships start off innocently with one of the partners trying to help the other. Over time the relationship slides into co-dependency.

When your circle of friends includes the Ex

When your circle of friends includes the Ex

A new relationship brings with it a whole new group of people, including friends, relatives and, from time to time, the ex. When the ex remains a part of the circle of friend, things can get uncomfortable and unless there is a frank discussion, jealousy can raise its ugly head.

Dealing with self doubt in a subsequent relationship

Dealing with self doubt in a subsequent relationship

Getting into a long-term relationship with someone who has come out of another such relationship comes with its own set of challenges. It is not uncommon for people in second relationships to feel insecure about the partner from the first.

Financial abusive relationship - recognising signs

Financial abusive relationship - recognising signs

Financial bullying is often the forerunner of more serious controlling issues.This behaviour usually starts fairly innocently, an opened bank statement, a peek at an invoice or questioned expenditure.

Financial habits and goals - committed relationship

Financial habits and goals - committed relationship

One of the most important aspects of a committed relationship is the way in which each of you views and handles finances. You must understand your partner's views on all things financial before you commit to marriage

Your partner and their Ex

Your partner and their Ex

Whenever you go into a relationship with a partner who has previously had a family, problems are almost inevitable. When the children from the previous relationship are young, bringing a new person into the family can get even more complicated.

Setting boundries for a healthy relationship

Setting boundries for a healthy relationship

There are many people who believe that boundaries have no place in a loving relationship. In their understanding boundaries are unnecessary when people are in love.

Dealing with Narcissists

Dealing with Narcissists

Most Narcissists suffer from a poor self-image, which can lead to depression. Some of these people atone for their self-image problems by adopting an arrogant attitude, believing that they know best.

Dysfunctional relationship

Dysfunctional relationship

Toxic relationships go beyond just unhealthy they are pervaded by an atmosphere that is poisonous and the people that are involved in it cannot live a happy and productive life.

The victim of psychological manipulation.Aussie Divorce

The victim of psychological manipulation.Aussie Divorce

Psychological manipulation is a common phenomenon and it is often difficult to detect. It can have a devastating effect on the victim and can lead to anxiety and depression

Iíam not inlove but I canít move on

Iíam not inlove but I canít move on

I woke up this morning to the realization that I am no longer in love with my boyfriend. I am staying with him because financially I have little option.

Mother battled financially and had to take on additional work

Mother battled financially and had to take on additional work

She battled financially and had to take on additional work, but she felt that it was only fair. Brett was happy to take on more than his share of financial responsibilities, as many men in Australia are, but for Janine, this was not an option.

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