Divorce, broke, jobless and depressed…

Number of View: 629 Hi Gilbert, I came across your steadymarriages blog by accident and was relieved to find something like that. Was hoping if you can offer me some advice. Sorry in advance if this email is too long-winded. I was divorced with my ex-wife in 2008. At that point I was already in financial difficulty due to poor financial management and high medical bills for myself (was involved in a serious traffic accident) and my father (cancer). I was under a lot of pressure at that time and was suffering from depression. Also due to the accident, I …

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Separated Woman Seeking Legal Advice On Daughter’s Shared Access

Number of View: 273 Hi Gilbert, Your website has been most informative. I’ve a question regarding interim custody. Currently separated from my husband and I’ve interim custody of our 1-year-old girl, with him having access on Saturday and Sunday,10am to 8pm, no overnight access. Especially if I were to return to work in future, I hardly would have time with my girl, except after work.  And also I would like to bring my girl overseas, and I guess the access bit has to state that, because I know my husband will not allow any casual negotiation about that He mentioned …

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Divorce – not the end of the world

Number of View: 441We  have  so far assisted  more than a hundred people whose marriages have broken down since we started this  service more than six months ago. The requests for counselling support from this needy group has exceeded those who are jobless. This is understandable as our country continues to grapple  with work stress and societal expectations. Twenty percent of our jobless clients are  also divorced as many could not work properly after a divorce and chose to leave their profession either to take some time out to nurse their hurt or sort out their  bruised emotions. As our …

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Life After Litigation For Divorced Dads

Number of View: 267 By Joseph E. Cordell Adapted from “Divorce Full Force“ Congratulations to all you divorced dads! No matter how difficult or smooth your travels were through divorce court litigation, it’s always nice to breathe a sigh of relief once you have the court-certified copy of your decree in hand and your last attorney bill has been paid. You may have won some battles, you may have lost some battles, but at least the first part of your divorce is over. That’s right. Just the first part of divorce has concluded. The reality is that divorced dads and …

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Online counselling session with a client going through marital problem

Number of View: 436  At least 30% of our clients preferred online counseling and today we have reproduced, with permission,   one of such transcript session here. We receive an average of ten such requests weekly on a range of issues plaguing the stress-filled modern living population. Sally (not her real name) has  requested for counseling on  her marital problem with one of our counselor – Patsy. Most of our online counselling sessions are done via email only and we require more counsellors to assist us in this area. If you are a qualified counsellor, feel free to email me at gilbert@transitioning.org for …

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Shared Parenting Divorce: Fact or Fiction ?

Number of View: 337By Julie Garrison Special to DadsDivorce.com Society needs to be educated on the necessity of shared parenting and the innumerable benefits it affords to children. If not, children will continue to be denied the foundation of an equal relationship with both of their parents. There are longstanding attitudes about shared parenting that have influenced the public and the present family law system. Most of these attitudes are fiction and need to be debunked.   Fiction: Most children are satisfied with the amount of time that they are allowed to spend with their fathers after their parents divorced. …

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Unhappy wife contemplating divorce with indifferent husband

Number of View: 557We have been married for 17 years. We are quite different in family and educational  background –  just like East and West. Unfortunately, the fusion of East and West didn’t work  well for the last 3 over years. I sort of knew when we were courting that maybe I shouldn’t marry him but I guessed love blinded me, in addition he told me that I should give him a chance. With his sincere wordings, I married him.  I was 30 and he was 27  then. We have 2 girls, age 14 and 10. So far, I think …

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