Separate lives: Make Her Right

Number of View: 267Separate lives January 20, 2011, The Sun-Herald Three weeks before Christmas my partner and I separated, with her moving out of our home, taking our 10-month-old daughter. This was, and continues to be, a traumatic experience for both of us but, as any parent who has been through the process knows, the hurt of a failed relationship is magnified exponentially when it also means a loss of daily contact with your child. I won’t get into the rights and wrongs of my situation but with more than 44,000 children affected by divorce in Australia in 2007 – …

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“Divorce sucks!” – Single Dad

Number of View: 667This is a comment in response to an article “The impact of divorce on children” posted online on the divorce support meetup site:-  Let me start by saying that Gilbert has posted some resource materials for us to read and I believe there is no ill  intentions in  making us feel bad.  I don’t believe he is imposing his view point  on us –  it’s just an article from an American source.  On second reading of the article,  I just found that it’s not so well written, being over dramatic and not being moderate in its views.  And we have …

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What Can I Do If I Can’t See My Kids?

Number of View: 266By Jennifer M. Paine Attorney, Cordell & Cordell We’ve all heard the stories and unfortunately, some of you are living it right now: your ex-spouse is ignoring the ordered visitation agreement and is keeping the kids from you. You go to pick them up, she won’t let them leave the house. You are supposed to have Thanksgiving with the kids this year, she took them to see her relatives. The cops won’t do anything when you call. You don’t want to break into her house and forcefully take the kids. So what can you do when your …

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“Ultimately, divorced or not, one has to grow as a person…”

Number of View: 261Hi Pauline, thanks for your willingness to be interviewed online, here’s the questionaire:- Tell us abit about yourself, how long were you married and any kids? I was married from the year 2000 to 2009 and have 2 kids. You have told me that currently you are divorced – what were the reasons and how did your husband cope with the divorce? He had lust issues and we attended numerous counselling sessions. The counselor asked me to leave him because he thought I was in an abusive relationship and he didn’t seem to show any form of repentance …

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Husband facing painful divorce after 22 years of marriage

Number of View: 1359Hi Gilbert Just wanted to share my story. After  trying to work things  out over the last few years, my wife of 22 years and a friend for 32 years has decided to call it quits and asked for a divorce. Although I am not keen for it to proceed, knowing my wife…once a decision is made…there is usually no turning back … as she would have thought through most angles and seeked advice prior to even broaching the subject ,  She feels that we share very little in common and our  souls do not  resonate with …

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Divorced Man’s 18 Unsuccessful Attempts To See His Son

Number of View: 435Thanks to my FB friend Catherine and also Wanbao for their help in publishing this article on the national mandarin newspaper on 24 Dec 2010. I have translated it to English as follows – Sub-heading – “Christmas Makes The Heart Fonder. Ex-Spouse Engages In Disappearing Act” Main heading – “Divorced Man’s 18 Unsuccessful Attempts To See His Son” Despite having a court order for access to his son, one man’s 18 attempts to see his son ended up in vain as ex-spouse engaged in “disappearing act” with son. This 41-year-old man lives in Sembawang and was given …

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Midlife crisis: Myth or fact?

Number of View: 366In midlife, we recognise our failings and delusions. This awareness can be crushing or motivating – the trick is to make the most of it. He’s paunchy, with a grey ponytail and an orange tan. He drives a new red convertible. In the passenger seat is his girlfriend, who’s too young to remember Doctor Who before David Tennant. We recognise the stereotype right away: the midlife crisis, in leather pants and tight shirt. The idea of a midlife crisis is a common one. The new sports car, the under-dressed squeeze, a trip to Tuscany seeking rustic authenticity …

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Welcome to the new Singapore – public nudity

Number of View: 946The recent surge of nudity, streaking and promiscuity, signs of a more liberal generation, has everyone scratching their heads in this once prudish city. A USEFUL message to greet the New Year today in Singapore could have read something like this: “Caution! Visitors to this island are advised to be careful of a mysterious syndrome that drives victims to shed off all their clothes in public.” It could be timely preparation, given the recent surge of such happenings as a more liberal generation leaves its mark on this once prudish city. The government had long hoped for …

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