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Separation

How Divorcées can Survive Valentine’s Day

This is a special guest post from Maggie Currie. Going through divorce often leaves you feeling that you have nobody to rely on, other than yourself. So take advantage of you and really look after yourself on this day. Turn the focus of your attention to you. Buy yourself something special, something you will really…

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Jangle bells?

This December, several thousand families across Scotland will be facing their first Christmas separated or divorced. It is hard for even the most relaxed family to get through to Boxing Day without some crisis, tantrum or disaster, but when there is the added pressure of a family living apart because of separation or divorce, the…

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Coaching for people going through separation and divorce

This is a guest post by Marta Muranyi, practice manager of Relationships Scotland Family Mediation Tayside and Fife. A new service that aims to provide support to people experiencing difficulties arising from separation or divorce has been launched in Dundee. Relationships Scotland Family Mediation Tayside and Fife is now offering divorce and separation coaching, in…

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Mending broken plates

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Wow – what a few months I’ve had! My dad died at the end of January and I’ve had to deal with so much stuff, being an only child and all. It certainly put my relationship with Sara under huge pressure, as I was dealing with my feelings of loss as well as having to…

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What am I doing here?

This thought crossed my mind recently during a particularly difficult and frustrating mediation. Observing was a new trainee mediator and in the post-session discussion, that very sentiment was raised by her, leading me to the conclusion that many mediators must ask that question of themselves when the going gets tough. So, who are the mediators…

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