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The Freedom of Divorce

The Freedom of Divorce

Freedom from the Past brings Freedom to build a Future As we were celebrating Freedom Day in South Africa recently, commemorating the transitions our country and its people have gone through over the past 20 odd years, it made me think about the freedom that the transition of divorce brings. Don’t’ get me wrong, I’m […]

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Reflections on the Past Year with Fair Divorce

Reflections on the Past Year with Fair Divorce

In May 2016, I was interviewed by Woman Online and, what I said a year ago is as true today as it was then. Fair Divorce has grown beyond my expectations and my personal journey has been the most challenging learning curve ever. Below is the conversation: Please introduce yourself and tell us about the path […]

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Play Therapy – A Parent’s Guide

Play Therapy – A Parent’s Guide

What is play therapy? Play therapy is individual intervention, which means the child has their own private space and someone who is there just for them. It offers the opportunity to work through difficulties through play, as well as talking. In using play, one engages the natural means through which children learn and express many […]

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Angelina & Brad Disgrace Wedding Vows

Angelina & Brad Disgrace Wedding Vows

Why we have to keep our promises, especially when we get divorced. We don’t know exactly what Angie and Brad promised each other on their wedding day, but from the tabloids we do know that their children helped to write their vows and one of them was “to say sorry, whenever they had a fight”. […]

27th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Why and How to Buy Your Ex a Gift

Why and How to Buy Your Ex a Gift

More often than not, separation and divorce leaves a bitter taste in our mouths. The last thing we want to do, is lavish our ex with gifts. However, the positive energy that emanates from giving something in good faith, might just be what you need to establish a good relationship for the future. . Why? […]

29th August 2016 | By More
The Importance of Sadness

The Importance of Sadness

Sadness isn’t necessarily something to be avoided. In fact, Susan Piver says despair can be the consequence of fighting it. Compassion is what happens when you don’t. . . What if I told you that the way to change the world was not to be bold, resolute, brilliant, or even compassionate? What if I told […]

9th June 2016 | By More
Indulge the Joy – it’s the Best Therapy

Indulge the Joy – it’s the Best Therapy

When we decide to get divorced, we often go to extremes to secure the best possible advice and counselling money can buy and then we take comfort in the perception that we are acting in the best interest of all involved. Family is after all, the most important thing in this world and we’ll stop […]

1st April 2016 | By More
Take Compassionate Action

Take Compassionate Action

“There is no such thing as a simple act of compassion or an inconsequential act of service. Everything we do for another person has infinite consequences.” ~ Caroline Myss (Synonyms for compassion: tenderness, mercy, gentleness, charity, tolerance, sensitivity.) I think I need to clarify what the word compassion is NOT when talking spiritual wisdom. Compassion […]

14th September 2015 | By More
Compassion in Divorce

Compassion in Divorce

Divorce is ranked the second most stressful life experience, after the death of a spouse. While some marriages end amicably, many end with partners feeling angry, resentful or overwhelmed with emotional pain. If we listen compassionately to our spouses and have the ability to translate their loudness or aggression into the feelings and unmet needs that they have, […]

19th April 2015 | By More