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When you partner blames for something you did not do

When you partner blames for something you did not do

Blamers can be irrational. They typically cast around for someone to blame and never take the rap themselves. When things donít go the blamerís way someone else is always wrong.

When you are not their father

When you are not their father

Now I am a stepfather and I know that I tread a minefield when it comes to building relationships with my stepchildren. I know that my relationship with them will never be the same as the one that I share with my biological children

Reflection of a stepfather

Reflection of a stepfather

Both my Mom and Dad grew up uncomplicated lives, part of typical nuclear families of fifty years ago. when it was usual for biological parents to stay together and raise their children within the family unit

When a relationship ends

When a relationship ends

It is always difficult to end a relationship even when it is something that you yourself initiated. It usually comes with massive life changes and can leave you feeling very emotional.

Finding a new love

Finding a new love

It is always exciting to start a new relationship. New relationships make us feel happy and renewed. They give us energy and a new lease on life. If you are ready to start looking for a new partner, you need to consider how you plan to do it.

Relationship problems and how to deal with conflict

Relationship problems and how to deal with conflict

At some time in your relationship, you will face difficulties. It is how you handle them that matters. Ignoring issues will not make them go away. The problems that couples face are many and varied and include

Children from a previous relationship

Children from a previous relationship

Children, whether they are your own or your stepchildren have a tendency to add complications to the relationship. Although both parents love the children, they may disagree on how to bring the children up.

Intimacy and your relationship

Intimacy and your relationship

Do you have an intimate relationship, one where love and trust thrives? Intimacy is all about closeness, sharing your emotions and your experiences with your partner.

Keeping yout relationship out of trouble

Keeping yout relationship out of trouble

If you are going through a trouble spot in your relationship I am sure that you would like to know how to nurture that relationship and make things well again.

Relationships are important to your physical and emotional well-being

Relationships are important to your physical and emotional well-being

People in loving and committed relationships are typically happier and healthier than those in relationships that are faltering. They are also less likely to embark on unhealthy behaviours.

The five most important aspects of a relationship

The five most important aspects of a relationship

No relationship can last without communication. This is one of the most important areas that you must nurture if your relationship is to thrive.

Dealing with loneliness in a long-term relationship

Dealing with loneliness in a long-term relationship

It sometimes happens that one of the partners in a long-term relationship feels lonely and it isnít pleasant. It can lead to a sense of isolation and helplessness as you may not know how to resolve the problem and speaking to your partner may not seem like an option.

Nurturing a long-distance relationship

Nurturing a long-distance relationship

Relationships at a distance are difficult to maintain, and most people would not choose to live this way. The reasons that couples live in different geographic locations are many and varied.

Sharing relationship problems with a friend

Sharing relationship problems with a friend

Most of us find it really difficult to talk about problems in our relationships. How do you start the discussion? Although it may not be easy to initiate the conversation, speaking to a friend or a family member can help you to unburden yourself

When trust is an issue in your relationship

When trust is an issue in your relationship

When we first meet someone attractive we are always out to impress. Why not? How else would you ensure that you take the relationship to the next level?

Second marriage/relationship Ė making it work

Second marriage/relationship Ė making it work

People who marry for the second time may believe that the marriage has a better chance of survival than the first since they are older and more experienced.

Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain

Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain

Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. Knowing about how to manage stress can help us understand how to achieve higher levels of wellness.

Forgiveness in a relationship

Forgiveness in a relationship

A committed couple who wants to try and move forward with betrayal begins in the process of forgiveness long before any overt act of forgiving occurs, through movements that ultimately result in forgiveness and restoration of the relationship.

Child custody and supporting your child

Child custody and supporting your child

When your relationship breaks down, child custody can be a delicate issue. It can cause a lot of stress for you and your children. Family lawyers and other professionals can offer advise on how you can assist your children in these difficult times.

Motherís appeal against interim parenting orders - dismissed

Motherís appeal against interim parenting orders - dismissed

In this matter, the trial judge placed significant weight on the childrenís wishes when making interim parenting orders that the mother may not initiate contact with the children. The trial judge was entitled to do so based on the evidence before him. Motherís appeal dismissed.

Mother appeals final parenting orders relocation

Mother appeals final parenting orders relocation

The mother successfully appeals a parenting order requiring her to return with her child to Sydney within 30 days. The father initially consented to her relocating the child to Dubai, but for a specified period only. The judgeís order was greatly based on her opinion of the mother.

Interim parenting orders to include supervision visit

Interim parenting orders to include supervision visit

This case revolved mainly around whether interim parenting orders should include supervision when the child visited the father. Although the mother succeeded in her appeal based on a legal error, the Court on re-determination upheld the interim orders made by the judicial registrar that no supervision was needed.

Father successfully appeals parenting orders allowing international relocation

Father successfully appeals parenting orders allowing international relocation

The parenting orders provide that the child will live with the mother in Dubai. The father argues that the order does not give sufficient consideration to the promotion of a meaningful relationship with both parents; it does not address equal or substantial and significant time with both parents and it is not reasonably practicable.

Tribunalís assessment based on the fatherís actual income

Tribunalís assessment based on the fatherís actual income

In this matter the fatherís child support assessment was reduced after he stopped working at his employer. The mother successfully appealed this reduced assessment. The Registrar of Child Support now appeals that decision arguing that the judge misconceived the Tribunalís process when changing the assessment.

The wife appeals a property settlement order

The wife appeals a property settlement order

The wife appeals a property settlement order. She argues that by including a certain debt in the asset pool calculation, she shares liability for the debt, which is actually the husbandís debt. The husband cross-appeals a company valuation and the weight given to his post-separation development of the company.

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