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  1. As Neil Diamond announces his engagement at 70, the issues raised regarding remarriage later in life

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon As Neil Diamond announces his engagement to Katie McNeil, 30 years his junior , I was asked by BBC Radio Stoke if I would be available to comment on the issues. It opened a host of areas for discussion! • Why would someone of 70 feel the need to marry? • What would the impact of a 30 year age gap have? • Having previously given his ex-wife $150m settlement in the largest settlement in US history, should he be signing a pre-nup? • What about the impact on his family- how would his children react to remarriage at 70 and to a much younger partner? • With 2 divorces behind him, would this be 3rd time lucky? • Would we have a similar reaction to a woman marrying a husband 30 years her junior? (think Joan Collins and Percy) • With...
  2. 12 Secrets of a Happy Marriage passed from Mother to Daughter

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    Article by Fabafterfifty What words of advice could Carole Middleton possibly have given her daughter before she walked up the aisle of Westminster Abbey to marry her prince? As Kate and William made their marriage vows not just in front of family and friends, but before a global audience of 2 billion people promising to keep their marriage vows in sickness and in health, for better or for worse, and until death do they part, what advice might her parents have given their daughter? We asked Fabafterfifty readers what tips they would pass on to their children on their wedding day these are just some of the pearls of wisdom they chose to share: 1. Remember that marriage has to be worked at 2. Be open in your communication and...
  3. Kissing the Frog

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    Article by Jackie Walker Many moons ago I read the most glorious post  and followed up with one of my own in which I explored the concept of reversing the adage of kissing the frog which turns into a prince. I was grateful to a friend earlier this week for pointing me in the direction of a Daily Mail article which reported on a study suggesting that women will kiss 22 men, be in 4 relationships and have 5 broken hearts before they find Mr Right.  I’m no mathematician but if you’ve had 4 relationships, who provided the 5th broken heart – perhaps your teddy bear, primary school teacher or pop idol? My belief is that, we kiss many princes/esses who turn into frogs! Each person in their own right is...
  4. Getting Married Abroad? Mistakes to Avoid!

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    Article by Joanne Major It might soon be possible to get married on an EasyJet flight out of Newcastle, which would certainly bring a new meaning to walking down the aisle! If you can resist the romance of saying “I do” in seat 17G and can manage to wait until you get off the plane then you’ll be like many couples choosing to marry abroad. The attractions are many, from more predictable weather and avoiding the in-laws to taking advantage of lower costs and combining the ceremony with the honeymoon. But beware, it may not be entirely happily ever after.    Make sure your marriage will be recognised in your own country The validity of your marriage abroad and whether...
  5. Should you sign a pre-nup?

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    Article by Franklin Price “MARRY ME, NOT MY MONEY”- SHOULD YOU CONSIDER A PRE-NUP? When marrying (or re-marrying) later in life, there are many aspects to consider, including the signing of a pre-nup. Growing tendency for judges to take pre-nuptial agreements into account in divorce The long awaited judgment in the Radmacher v. Granatino appeal was finally delivered by the Supreme Court on 20 October 2010, upholding the 2009 Court of Appeal decision that the pre-nuptial agreement entered into by heiress Katrin Radmacher and her husband Nicolas Granatino on their marriage was binding on the husband.   However, despite this decision, pre-nuptial agreements are still not enshrined in English statute, unlike in most of the other European Union countries.  Nevertheless, there has been a growing tendency in recent...
  6. Don’t Let Your Divorce Ruin your Daughter’s Wedding

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    Article by Keren Smedley Our relationship expert adddresses a difficult post divorce issue   “I separated from my husband 12 years ago. We’ve been divorced for seven of those. He’s still smarting and spitting. We have grown up children who are developing their own lives. My daughter told me last week that she was thinking about not inviting me or her father to her wedding as she didn’t want the tensions between us to spoil her day. Then she burst into tears because she doesn’t want to get married without us. It just isn’t fair. I’ve tried every which way to relate to her father. At times like this, I almost wish we hadn’t split up even though life is so much better and the children don’t have to listen to our daily...
  7. Role of the Mother of the Bride

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    Article by Debbie Diggle   It used to be the Mother of the Bride who planned the whole wedding, but things have changed a lot.  There can be  a large divide between what the Mother of the Bride and what the Bride wants! Brides today have a lot more options than their mothers had and because of the internet and celebrity gossip mags, they usually have quite a lot of ideas about what they would like.  There is sometimes a very large divide between what the Mother of the Bride wants and what the Bride wants! You need to be there to support your daughter So, in your role as Mother of the Bride, you need to be there to support your daughter in any way you can, even if you don’t always agree with her choices.  Make sure your daughter...
  8. How Mother of the Bride can have Luminous Skin with Dermaroller and Restylane Vital

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    Article by Dr Tracy Mountford With the announcement of the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton, it begs the question what will Mrs Middleton being doing in preparation for the wedding? With the whole world watching and the advent of High definition TV, is it no wonder she will probably want advice to get her skin looking as clear and dewy as possible and will need to be preparing a good few months in advance for optimum results…….. We asked Dr Tracy Mountford what the best options would be for a Mother of the Bride (or groom!). How to have photo luminous skin with combination treatments Great looking skin is not just about smoothing away a few lines and wrinkles with Botox and replacing lost volume with dermal fillers, it’s also having clear hydrated smooth photo luminous skin! Dr Tracy...
  9. What is Mother of the Bride’s role in wedding?

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    Article by Debbie Diggle It used to be the Mother of the Bride who planned the whole wedding, but things have changed a lot.    There can be  a large divide between what the Mother of the Bride and what the Bride wants! Brides today have a lot more options than their mothers had and because of the internet and celebrity gossip mags, they usually have quite a lot of ideas about what they would like.  There is sometimes a very large divide between what the Mother of the Bride wants and what the Bride wants! So, in your role as Mother of the Bride, you need to be there to support your daughter in any way you can, even if you don’t always agree with her choices.  Make sure your daughter knows who you are compelled to invite...
  10. How to have luminous skin for your wedding with Dermaroller and Restylane Vital

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    Article by Dr Tracy Mountford With the announcement of the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton, it begs the question what will Mrs Middleton being doing in preparation for the wedding? With the whole world watching and the advent of High definition TV, is it no wonder she will probably want advice to get her skin looking as clear and dewy as possible and will need to be preparing a good few months in advance for optimum results…….. We asked Dr Tracy Mountford what the best options would be for a Mother of the Bride (or groom!). How to have photo luminous skin with combination treatments Great looking skin is not just about smoothing away a few lines and wrinkles with Botox and replacing lost volume with dermal fillers, it’s also having clear hydrated smooth photo luminous...
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