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This article originally featured in The Scotsman. Family mediation helps resolve issues between separating couples more quickly and more cost effectively than those cases that go through the courts. Family mediators work directly with separating partners to improve communication, reduce conflict and help the couple themselves agree on practical, workable arrangements for the future care…

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The idea of an extended family get-together can be absolutely the best thing about Christmas for many people, but for some, we have to acknowledge, it can be the most stressful. Even in intact families problems can arise if in-laws don’t get along: I’m lucky with my own in-laws so I asked a counsellor colleague,…

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Stuart Valentine

  Stuart Valentine, Chief Executive of Relationships Scotland Today we have heard the news that the Scottish Government has begun the process that may lead to the introduction of same sex marriage in Scotland, the first part of the UK to make such a move. This week also saw the publication of the UK Government’s…

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For the past 4 years I have been the Chief Executive of Relationships Scotland, having previously been the Chief Executive of Glasgow City Mission, a charity working with homeless people in Glasgow. I live in Edinburgh with my wife Carolyn and 4 year old son Harry. I will be using this blog to reflect on the…

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