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Lady Hale is right – blame should be taken out of divorce

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When the time came to make the end of my marriage official, I reluctantly downloaded the papers and set about reading all the reasons I could use to request a divorce. The choices were unsatisfactory. Adultery – no. Unreasonable behaviour … More …

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New York judge rules woman can serve divorce papers via Facebook message

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A judge has given a New York City woman permission to file for divorce from her elusive husband via a Facebook message. The woman’s lawyer says the ruling was made by Manhattan supreme court justice Matthew Cooper. The Daily News … More …

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The Observer view on divorce

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The former new-age traveller Dale Vince, aged 53 – founder of the green energy company Ecotricity – is a multimillionaire. His ex-wife, Kathleen Wyatt, mother of four – including Dane, her son by Vince – lives on benefits in a … More …

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Break-up – an emotional bombshell

Many people underestimate how profound the effects of break-up can be. It is perfectly normal to feel confused, angry, guilty or depressed for months, perhaps years, after break-up. Your reaction will depend a great deal on your own personality, the … More …

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‘Marry a rich man': UK divorce law sends women wrong message, says peer

Source: ITV.com Date: Thu 24 Jul 2014Writer: Bob Constantine> Read full story … More …

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Divorce, bankruptcy and osteoarthritis

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Away from the glitzy, glamorous lifestyle of top Premier League footballers, the reality for many players outside of the top-flight when they retire is very different. No multi-million pound bank balances, no property portfolio, no suite of luxury cars, all paid for and sitting in the garage. No, according to Xpro – a charity set up for the welfare of ex-professional footballers – the reality of life after football for most players is altogether more challenging.

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Ten tips to get over break-up

Single Living contributor Thea Newcomb

Breaking up is hard to do – but it’s something we all go through. Well most of us do anyway. It seems to affect us similarly whether we are young or old, famous or not, rich or poor – or … More …

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Surinder’s story

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Surinder has been a Single Living member for around two years. Outwardly cheerful and energetic, in reality she is struggling to come to terms with a series of almost unimaginable personal tragedies, including the loss of her daughter and husband … More …

Family breakdown ‘could cost taxpayers £46bn’

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The true cost of divorce and family breakdown in Britain goes “far higher” and “far deeper” than the multi-billion pound benefits bill, a welfare minister has warned. Lord Freud said that the current £9 billion cost to the taxpayer of … More …

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Mediation before court for divorcing couples

Jane Robey CEO National Family Mediation

On 22 April 2014 it becomes compulsory for divorcing or separating couples to explore mediation properly before heading to court. NFM Chief Executive Jane Robey says: “When a couple decides it’s all over, there are issues surrounding property, finance and … More …

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Top break-up tips

Going through break-up is almost always a stressful and difficult experience. It is probably not something that your previous life has prepared you for, and the effects can be worse than you could have ever imagined. One problem you may … More …

The science of romance: can we predict a break-up?

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Source: Sydney Morning Herald Date: 25th May 2014 Writer: Lisa A williams, Rebecca T Pinkus Oscar winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin seemed to have the perfect marriage until their “conscious uncoupling” earlier this year. Was the … More …

The post social media break-up – does anyone know how ‘I’m over you’ feels anymore?

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Social media is causing women to fall into the dangerous trap of ex obsession, says Trelawney Kerrigan, author of ‘Be the Hollywood Heroine of Your Own Life’. Until the late nineties, a break-up was a furtive affair. The agony of the final farewell would be followed by several days in hibernation, the urge to call an ex tempered by the fact that some-one else might pick up with a crushing “Who’s calling?”

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I wish my parents had separated …

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If your marriage is rocky, you try to stay together for the children, surely? Emma Dartford – whose childhood was dominated by feuding parents – believes that can be far more damaging than divorce

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How to cope with divorce after 60

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The divorce rate for over 60s has spiked, according to the Office for National Statistics. They say the number of retirement-age men throwing the towel in on their marriages has risen by 73 per cent, and spiralled by 82 per cent for women since 1991. The figures have come despite overall divorce rates falling by 26 per cent over the same period.

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23 Reasons Marriages End In Divorce, According To Divorced People

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Why do some marriages last a lifetime, while some end in divorce? For every pair of marriage lifers (think Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward), there’s a couple like Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, barely making it through two months. Why, … More …

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Ten steps to get over break-up

Breaking up is hard to do – but it’s something we all go through, says Thea Newcomb. Well most of us do anyway. It seems to affect us similarly whether we are young or old, famous or not, rich or poor – or regardless of where we are in the world. Below are a few of my soyouvebeendumped.com suggestions that will hopefully help you reduce your recovery time and maybe minimize the amount of mistakes made along the way.

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ACCEPT and LEARN

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Virtually everyone has been dumped at some time in their lives – I certainly have – and it hurts like hell. In fact, rejection is so painful it can give you a sense of being physically ill, or injured. People often feel as though their feet have been cut away from under them, rendering them unsteady and unsure. Frequently, inexplicable physical symptoms crop up, and it’s very common to succumb to every cold and tummy bug that’s going. Worst of all, rejection tears out your heart, leaving a dull, heavy weight in its place that intermittently – and often when you least expect it – explodes into lacerating pain

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Classic break-up lines

Single Living contributor Thea Newcomb

It’s never easy to say “it’s over”, but some ways and words are certainly better than others. Here are some actual break-up lines provided by Thea Newcomb of soyouvebeendumped.com … “Actually, I think I see you more as a friend than anything else.” “Anyone else you’d like to be having a relationship with at the moment?”

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Angela’s story

When he dropped the bombshell that there was someone else I had not the slightest idea. As far as I was concerned we were both still in love. We never argued and rarely fell out. We still held hands and sat together on the sofa in each other’s arms. We loved and laughed and I had never doubted his love for me. Me a professional person, always rational and law abiding, suddenly turned into a mad woman.

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