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  1. Why Tini Owens continues to play the waiting game for a divorce

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    By Peter Jones, founder of Jones Myers family law specialist  The high-profile case of Tini Owens has highlighted loud and clear that being unhappily married does not justify being granted a divorce. The Supreme Court ruling that Mrs Owens must stay in a “loveless” marriage to her husband is the culmination of an expensive and protracted legal battle with wider repercussions. The validity of the original evidence that 68-year-old Mrs Owens gave to illustrate the “unreasonable behavior” of 78-year-old Hugh Owens lies at the heart of this landmark case. Mrs Owens filed for divorce in 2015 before moving out of their marital home and the case escalated when Mr Owens refused to agree to a divorce. In 2016 a Family Court judge rejected Mrs Owens 27...
  2. Dating after Bereavement: Creating your Dating Profile and being Happy with your Body Image

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    Dating Again as a Widow If you’ve been widowed for some time you may find yourself considering the possibility of dating again. This is a bold move and if you would prefer to meet other bereaved singles, joining a niche-dating site specifically for widows or widowers, could be the way to go. Your dating profile is very important: ‘your shop window’, if you like. Creating a profile should be taken seriously and needs the very best you can give in order to capture the eye and interest of potential matches. A poor self-image can make us self-conscious and withdrawn and this is not something you would want to reflect on your dating profile. Taking stock of how others see us can be an...
  3. 5 Tips to Dealing with a Long-Distance Relationship

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    Article by Carole Ann Rice Life and love are two things that, at times, seem mutually exclusive. We meet people who scream ‘the one’, yet it never seems to be the time or place for us to align. When love is stretched to its limits by geography, it seems even more unlikely than ever that it can’t work out… right? Top Life Coach, Carole Ann Rice knows how important it is to negotiate and be honest when it comes to love. So, she’s revealing her 5 top tips to dealing with a longdistance relationship (maybe pass these one to Cole and Payne?): 1. KEEP COMMUNICATING – in the digital age, it’s easier than ever before to have a long-distance relationship. With services such as Skype, Facebook, and Whatsapp, and ever...
  4. Tips to Salvage a Marriage

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    Article by Carole Ann Rice In light of the shocking rumours around David and Victoria divorcing after a lengthy 19 years of marriage, top Life Coach Carole Ann Rice reveals her top tips of keeping that flame burning in a relationship that could salvage a marriage:  Date nights with a difference – date nights aren’t just for the start of relationships, it’s important to keep them up to keep lust in the air. Spice it up with a little role play, meet your partner at a venue and pretend you’ve only just met and enjoy being flirted with, chatted up – be seduced! Surprise your other half regularly small, thoughtful gifts – favourite cake, book, magazine, bubble bath, a thank you card. Love notes –...
  5. Dating over 50: What to wear on a date French style

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    Article by Meredith Keeve a.k.a. the Wandering Parisian Smart Date Dressing. Intelligent and Appealing Choices for Optimistic Encounters or ‘Does my Anxiety look big in this?’ Hooray, you’ve got a date in the diary. The person you met on line, or in the queue at the Supermarket has proposed a coffee or a drink, or gone way out on a limb and actually invited you to dinner. As you agreed your mind began spinning with wardrobe worries and outfit anxiety. So lets stay French, and exchange anxiety for nonchalance. Immediately ELIMINATE any outfit you considered that didn’t seem like a perfect solution. Please do NOT choose anything that makes you wonder whether you look: Too short, too fat, too thin, too busty, too pale –...
  6. The Parisian approach to Dating over 50

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    Article by Meredith Keeve a.k.a. the Wandering Parisian   Put away your pull bra or Dating Tips for Fifty Plus ! I didn’t even know what a ‘pull bra’ was until I lived in the UK. The notion is not formulated by the French. While the world at large is very aware of the charms of a Femme d’un Certain Age, the particular allure of the mature French woman in many ways remains a mystery. Which is quite exactly the point. And why you put away that pull bra. Realistically speaking, your charms at fifty plus are probably not of the flesh, or certainly not of the flesh of 20 or 30 or even 40. That being the case, putting too much of it on display is not a good plan. For French women of...
  7. 5 ways to get over a break up

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    Article by Carole Ann Rice To the first person who ever experienced a break-up, the Academy award goes to you. Recovering from a case of a broken heart is no easy feat. Whatever end of the break-up you were on, the pain of splitting up can be severe and intense. As many times as your friends and family may tell you to “move on,” that’s is easier said than done. The agony experienced during a break-up is like no other, even if you were aware that ‘the end is nigh’. To that end, Life Coach Carole Ann Rice has compiled her top tips on how to come out of a break-up… and survive: Top tips to survive a break up 1. Don’t deny pain – give yourself time to feel angry...
  8. The first steps to take when your divorce is inevitable

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    Article By Peter Jones, founder of Jones Myers family law specialist    The realisation that divorce is inevitable can result in wide-ranging emotions spanning despair, frustration – and fear of starting all over again. It is very rare that the person instigating the break up, or the partner who is being left, are prepared for the collapse of the marriage. Embarking on a life-changing path can seem a daunting and difficult journey. The steps below will help you to start and manage the divorce process: Check you can apply for a divorce   You must be married for over a year before starting divorce proceedings. Your marriage must be recognised by UK law and in most instances you or your partner will be living in England or Wales when making an application. You will also need to produce your marriage certificate. Establish...
  9. What to wear when you start dating over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon When it comes to dressing for your dating journey it is best to be prepared! The last thing you want when you have a date in the diary is to panic about what to wear. Better to plan ahead.  I was watching an old episode of friends recently where Rachel was accusing Monica of ruining her ‘third date sweater’. So we know that she planned her  dating wardrobe!! I spent many years working as a headhunter, and always suggested to my candidates that they planned their wardrobe for a minimum of 3 job interviews, so I suggest you put together at least 3 different outfits to suit the sorts of places you would envisage going to on a first date, and 2 outfits for a second date. Remember...
  10. Parisian Valentines

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    Article by Meredith Keeve  a.k.a. The Wandering Parisian Yes, Valentine’s Day has become an international occasion, even in France there are cards and decorations for Cupid’s fete. However, our Fabulous French Fifty year old knows there is nothing less romantic or inspiring than dinner in a restaurant on the night of February 14th.  A “Holiday Special“ menu, overworked waiters, crowded tables, and a great deal of social pressure do NOT a fun evening make. Much as they decline to go out on Saturday nights (preferring to leave downtown to millennial revelers and tourists) the Parisienne is unlikely to insist on a restaurant dinner for Valentine’s Day. For a truly romantic evening, stay in! First, figure out how much your restaurant meal would set you back, including taxis or parking, and...
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