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  1. Five factors that facilitate a good marriage AND a “good” divorce

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    By Peter Jones, founder of Jones Myers family law specialist A good marriage and a “good divorce” might sound like extreme opposites – however both can hinge on critical common factors which can pave the way for a civilised split. Here are five areas that coincide in a good marriage and a “good” divorce. 1 Put your children first  The needs and sensitivities of children should be at the heart of a good marriage and the focus of a break up. Avoid arguing or criticising each other in front of them and reassure them that they are loved by both parents. Most importantly, if you are separating, reassure your children over and over again that it is not their fault. 2 Communicate effectively Communicating openly, honestly and frequently are the foundations of a...
  2. This Miraculous Marriage: How we have stayed together for almost thirty years.

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    Article by Juliet Young     When I say miraculous I am not talking about meeting a knight in shining armour who swept me off my pretty little feet, then rode us across the Channel on his faithful dappled steed without getting its hooves or our toes wet, turning water to wine every night for dinner, thereafter happily living a life of smiles and hugs and lurve. What I really mean is that it’s something of a miracle that, after almost thirty years together, we are still here, still a Mr and Mrs Same Name, still definitely a couple. A couple of very different, hard-headed personalities who have amazingly stuck it out for the long haul. So far in any case. I’m sure this must be a modern-day miracle because, Holy McZoly, it hasn’t always...
  3. Midlife relationships: Is your relationship ’til death us do part?

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    Article by Maxine Harley   If you’re still in love with your childhood sweetheart then long may that continue. Sadly too many of us have not had that blessed experience. There are many types of relationships – and by the time we’ve reached our 50s we’ve probably either heard about, or experienced some of them ourselves. After chatting to a couple of female friends recently it got me thinking about how relationships feature in and shape our later lives.   What emotions does the word ‘relationship’ bring up in you? Safety, security, comfort and support? Stress, hostility, fear, pain and sacrifice? Your relationships are about YOU The relationships we attract are a reflection of the relationship we have with ourselves. We attract what we give out. What we give out changes as we change. We get what we sub-consciously believe we deserve, and then we get...
  4. Four key factors to consider as an older divorcee

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    By Peter Jones, founder of Jones Myers family law specialist  With longer lives and longer health, vigour and mobility, it is unsurprising that separation and divorce rates among seniors are rising too. Long suppressed little irritations and tensions, that might have niggled for many years, but whose impact may have been lessened by the demands of children and busy lives, could achieve greater importance once the nest is empty or people start winding down to a life after work. It might be that one or both partners only stayed in the marriage until the children had flown and, unable to face the often daunting prospect of spending every waking moment together, now want out. People are living fuller lives longer and a husband or wife may simply meet somebody and want to spend...
  5. How cancer can take its toll on relationships – and how to move forward

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    By Vanessa Fox, Having battled with breast cancer and divorce in the same year, I understand from personal experience how the stress and anxiety of a diagnosis can take its toll on the most robust relationship. As more women survive the disease, there is likewise a greater recognition of how it impacts on couples’ lives and partnerships – both during and after treatment. The stress and anxiety of cancer will be a turning point for many marriages – especially those that were already under strain pre-illness and not best positioned to withstand the disruption that its treatment and management will cause. The unwelcome seismic life event and the daily emotions, challenges and decisions it forces couples, especially those with children, to face, will severely test any relationship. It can also...
  6. How Much Personal Information Is Too Much When Dating Online?

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      Article by Sandra Baker Ah, the internet. The place where people go to find information on anything ranging from how to solve quadratic equations to answer why the sky is blue to waste time watching adorable cat videos. Other than it being used to look up useful (and many times not so useful) information, it’s one of the main ways people are dating; and it isn’t just for young people! Why, if you look on any of the international dating sites, you’ll find countless younger women who are interested in dating an older man, seniors searching for love, and everything in between. Needless to say, the online dating world is booming. Be that as it may, you heed our advice and be selective with the information you share on...
  7. Tips for using chat rooms on Dating Sites

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      Article by Sandra Baker It’s only expected that when you join a dating site, you’re going to want to make use of all the features the site has to offer and one of the favored features are the chat rooms. In the chat rooms, you’ll be able to meet and connect with people much quicker than if you were to wait for them to respond to your messages. Why you can even bypass the whole message system if you truly wanted to! By using the available chat feature on the website, not only will you be able to communicate to someone in real time, but you can have multiple conversations going on simultaneously. Think about it; you could have a local flirt with someone in one chat window...
  8. Getting Married over 50? How to Protect Your Financial Assets Second Time Around

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    Article By Faye Watts   Divorce.  New Relationships. Remarriage. Life over fifty has the potential to get messy not only emotionally, but also financially. How many of us have heard horror stories about women conned out of their life savings after falling head over heels for someone they met online?  Or just the day to day messiness of entwining two families and their financial responsibilities. Faye Watts, founding partner at www.fuseaccountants.co.uk, looks at how to keep an eye on what’s yours when you move on. Why be cautious While it’s lovely to put on those rose coloured spectacles, many of us will have been through more than enough to hold onto what we could after our first marriage, and want to be a bit more careful this time around. Even if you’re a...
  9. Dating over 50: 10 Top Tips to create your online dating profile.

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    Article by Fab after Fifty Navigating the world of online dating can be daunting. Apparently nearly half of new relationships for the over 50s start online..but where do you begin? Creating your online dating profile. It might be tempting to use that fabulously flattering photo taken of you on holiday 10 years ago, but if you no longer look like that you are only setting up yourself and any prospective date for disappointment. To date successfully online you really do need to create a profile that is as an accurate reflection of the real you as possible! If you meet somebody in person that you have connected with online, then you do not want your first impression to be one of disappointment. So with that in mind, here are our...
  10. Tips on what to do if you are in a toxic relationship or friendship

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    Article by Dr Lynda Shaw You Can’t Change Who They Are It’s virtually impossible to change a person’s perception and behaviour, but you can change the way you deal with them.  Those who possess bullying traits thrive on confrontation, but if you take a calmer and a more confident approach, they’re less likely to challenge you. Negative Energy Toxic personalities are very good at passing their negative energy onto others around them and using others as metaphorical punching bag.  Show kindness and empathy where it’s due, but be aware that negative energy can very quickly be transferred onto you if you’re not cautious; and remember insults are simply unacceptable. Set Your Boundaries It’s very easy to give into their demands for a calmer and more peaceful life, but this is not healthy nor is it conducive...
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