Practical tools for handling a difficult ex by Philippa Levitt & Stacey Lewis

One of the most difficult factors in a divorce situation can be ongoing conflict with a difficult ex. Here are some tips to assist you: 1. Have compassion I know it sometimes seems impossible to try and have compassion for someone you may be extremely angry with, or even hate…..but it’s such a useful skill to be able to turn …

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Feeling good from the outside in by Stacey Lewis

Shifi Goodman is my personal shopper and image consultant. After Shifi found me two gorgeous dresses for my book launch the other day, we had a chat over coffee.. As a young girl, Shifi would watch her grandmother sew her own clothing late into the night. She loved spending time with her glamorous gran seeing her sew each stitch with …

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Child maintenance by Nicki Macartney (Attorney and mediator)

The Million dollar question everyone wants to know is what a fair amount of maintenance is to pay. We get questions like these on social media every day. The truth is there is no easy answer to that question, so let’s explain the dynamics of Maintenance in order for you to have a better understanding of how it works. Section …

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Looking forward by Lisa Steingold (Transformational coach)

I’m a bit of a cycling fanatic and I recently watched 43 year old Kristen Armstrong win the gold for Time trial at the Olympics. As I watched I shook my head in amazement. The US team website gives this description of her; “Co-owner of K-Edge Cycling Solutions, a component manufacturer that received its start designing and manufacturing chain catchers …

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Parenting lessons I have learned from divorce Part 2 by Mandy Levin

It is in our nature as normal and loving parents to want to protect our children. We want them to be happy and secure and I certainly used to have an idea that somehow I could shelter my children from many of life’s harsh realities. And then my marriage ended… I was suddenly thrust into a space where I had …

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Parenting lessons I have learned from divorce by Mandy Levin

My parents got divorced when I was a baby, so I have absolutely no memory of them together. What I do remember however, is that my late dad called me and my sister on the phone every single evening, saw us without fail for our agreed upon weekend contact and that both he and my mom never said a bad …

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Getting unstuck by Stacey Lewis (founder of The Divorce Source)

It’s so interesting how different a divorce experience can be, depending on where you are standing and what circumstances you find yourself in. I just read a Facebook post written by a woman who has finally been granted a divorce, six years after she has left her abusive husband. She is absolutely elated and describes herself as now being “unchained”.  …