Single Again is all about coming to terms with whatever problems and challenges you're facing as a single person and learning how to get back on top of life. For over 20 years, we've been providing expert advice and support to help singles cope with break-up or bereavement, going through divorce - or simply tired of being on your own.
Over 20 years of advising singles, we've developed a holistic framework that we call Recover, Rebuild and Relaunch. It's holistic because your best chance of moving into an exciting and positive new chapter of your life is through a systematic and planned process. This can be a tricky thing to start, and sometimes hard to see through to the end - but always remember that if you're single again we are here to support you every step of the way.
Thinking of dating? Don't do it!
People who are single again often dive back into dating long before they are ready for it. If you haven't sorted your head out yet, and your lifestyle is unstable, then dating right now could prove to be a terrible idea. For one thing, dating websites are shark-infested waters and there's a very high chance of encountering people who are fakes, who are simply looking for sex or who themselves are carrying round a ton of emotional baggage.
Once you do feel the time has come to start dating (see Are you ready to date?), remember that this should still be just one element of the Relaunch process. It's important to continue focusing on other aspects of your life.
Recent Single Again posts
As her version of Euripides’ play opens, the author discusses her turn to drama, being bullied at school and the damage done to children when parents split up When the curtain goes up on Rachel Cusk’s version of Medea at London’s Almeida theatre, her whole family will be in the audience. The writer says she is tempted to spend the evening “around the corner in a pub with a bag over my head”, but talking in her agent’s offices about her first experience of play writing, she sounds more determined than afraid. Rupert Goold, the director, has been an “astonishing … Continue reading →
Pope Francis has announced measures to make it easier and quicker for Roman Catholics to achieve an annulment or divorce within the church. The pontiff has radically reformed the church’s process for annulling marriages, allowing for fast-track decisions and removing automatic appeals in a bid to speed up and simplify the procedure. In order to separate, Catholics must have their marriage annulled by showing it was flawed from the outset as the church does not recognise divorce, teaching that marriage is forever. Until now the procedures have been seen as arcane, expensive and bureaucratic. In the decree released yesterday, the … Continue reading →
Getting divorced is set to become more expensive after the Government announced higher court fees. Couples applying for divorce will have to pay out £550 under the new rules, £140 more than at present. Ministers had initially planned to increase the charge by 80% to £750 but opted for a smaller hike. The measure was announced as part of a series of changes to court fees in a move critics warned could deny individuals and small businesses access to justice. The Government insisted the most vulnerable would be protected by ensuring remission is available for petitioners who need it, such … Continue reading →
Alison Sharland received £10m from her ex-husband when they divorced, believing it was half his fortune, before coming to the conclusion that his Manchester software company was worth many more millions of pounds. Her case that she should have received significantly more from her former husband, Charles, opened in the supreme court on Monday. The 48-year-old from Wilmslow is bringing her action in conjunction with another woman who also believes her ex-husband concealed the true value of her wealth. Varsha Gohil settled for £270,000 plus a car from her former husband, Bhadresh, in 2004 but it later became clear that … Continue reading →
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 – aren’t we all guilty of that? Desertion – this wasn’t the army. And, finally, a specific thing about having consensually lived apart for two or five years, which we hadn’t achieved. Given that unreasonable behaviour seemed to cover all bases, I ticked that one, only to discover that I had to give specific instances of said behaviour. There was … Continue reading →
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 says Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku will be served with the divorce summons via a private Facebook message. It will be repeated once a week for three consecutive weeks or until “acknowledged” by Ellanora Baidoo’s hard-to-find husband. Attorney Andrew Spinnell says the couple married in 2009 in a civil ceremony. He says the relationship began to unravel when the defendant reneged on … Continue reading →