Single mums

child maintenance

Advice on becoming a single parent

Most people don’t have kids with the intention of single parenting. But life often has other ideas, and for a host of reasons, many Mums and Dads find themselves left holding the baby alone. Being a single parent can be incredibly stressful and overwhelming – suddenly it’s all on you. If you find yourself in

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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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parents of young children

My child wants to live with their Dad

Despite many changes in the way residency and guardianship of children are managed in the event of divorce or separation, it is still most often Mum who is nominated as the primary care provider. As your children grow up, they may begin to express preferences about which parent they would like to live with. In

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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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Negative or challenging personality traits

Negative or challenging personality traits

Sometimes it can be easy to get stuck seeing ourselves or other people in set ways. This is particularly true with regard to ‘negative’ or challenging personality traits. Tools to help understand ourselves like astrology or psychological tests such as Myers Briggs, can help us to realise that there are different ways of viewing the

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positive parenting

Positive parenting

All of us want to be good parents. Ideally we want our children to grow up feeling safe, loved and respected. And of course because we are human, there are times when positive parenting feels a real stretch for us and we can end up reacting to children in ways that we feel regret about

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