Introducing new partner to children

changes to the laws on adoption

Changes to the laws on adoption

This year has seen changes to the laws on adoption change with a new Children and Families Act being passed by parliament. Aiming to speed up the process and increase the level of support that adoptive parents receive, the Act has been welcomed by children’s charities. Work/family balance The new legislation will make life easier

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Dealing with family tensions at Christmas

Dealing with family tensions at Christmas

Cosy nights in, parties, giving and receiving gifts and some precious time off work to spend with the family. Christmas is a time of year that we all look forward to but sometimes that idyllic vision of festive music playing as families enjoy the perfect Christmas dinner and settle down to spend a whole day

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Are children living with one parent as happy as those living with both

Are children living with one parent as happy as those living with both

Children living with only one of their biological parents can be just as happy as those living with both, according to a recent study by the London-based social research group NatCen. The study focused primarily on 12,000 seven year olds from 3 distinct groups – those living with both biological parents, those living with one

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What do women want in a man

What do women want in a man

What do women want in a man? If I knew the answer to this question I’d write a best-selling book and put my feet up for the rest of the century. Sadly, I don’t know the answer, but I have a few ideas, and some interesting findings to share from a very scientific study. It

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Blended family jealousy

Blended family jealousy

The divorce is over and life settles down for you and your kids. Then the thunderbolt hits and you fall in love all over again – and they have kids too. Understandably you want to make a life with your new partner and their children, blended family jealousy happens sometimes and the path is not

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Does age matter in a relationship

Does age matter in a relationship

Over the past few decades, the trend is for people to end up with a partner who is around their own age, but does age matter in a relationship? However, love knows no bounds as they say and it is by no means uncommon for people to fall in love with someone 10 or 15

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