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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
Happy Anniversary Dear Ex

Happy Anniversary Dear Ex

30 May marks twenty two years since I committed myself to a marriage and raising a family. I know now, that I had no idea what I was letting myself into and the idealistic vows I made, originated from an earnest desire to be a loving wife to my husband and a dedicated mother to […]

31st May 2016 | By More
Do You Give as Much as You Want?

Do You Give as Much as You Want?

Do You Give as much as You Want? Ever since I can remember, we’ve been taught to ask ourselves “What do I WANT from life?” We grow up constantly being prompted “What do you WANT to do with your life?” Everything we do revolves around getting exactly what we WANT. We are encouraged to WANT […]

26th May 2016 | By More
Excuses For Why We Failed At Love

Excuses For Why We Failed At Love

Excuses For Why We Failed At Love Watch this thought-provoking short film about the beautiful poem of Warsan Shire. It touches on so many of the reasons why our love relationships and marriages fail. There is never just one reason or one party to blame.. Warsan Shire is an inspiring Somali writer, poet and teacher, based in London UK. […]

18th May 2016 | By More
How to Deal with Manipulative Behaviour and Guilt Trips

How to Deal with Manipulative Behaviour and Guilt Trips

Manipulation refers to making attempts at influencing someone else’s behaviour or actions. As human beings, our emotions often cloud our judgements making it difficult to see the reality behind hidden agendas or motives in different forms of behaviour. The controlling aspects or shrewdness linked to manipulations are sometimes very subtle and may easily be overlooked, […]

7th May 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
Q & A with Jacelize Du Preez

Q & A with Jacelize Du Preez

Q & A with Jacelize Du Preez (author of “Salf vir jou seerkry”)     How does it feel to write a book about such a deeply personal experience and then share it with the public? To what extent was the labour of writing this book, therapeutical for you? The book was the end-result of […]

10th March 2016 | By More
10 Ways Children of Divorce Love Differently

10 Ways Children of Divorce Love Differently

Even the experts have trouble agreeing, but the divorce rate for first marriages is believed to be about 45%. As a Family Law Attorney, I see families at all of the different stages of the divorce process. Ending an unsatisfactory relationship isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but there is no denying that it has an […]

21st February 2016 | By More
Why so many Marriages Fall Apart

Why so many Marriages Fall Apart

Marriage has always been a gamble, but the modern game is harder and with higher stakes than ever before.   Research has revealed, for example, that people in a healthy marriage are some of the happiest couples in history, whereas those who are struggling in their marriage are more unhappy today than in the past. […]

18th February 2016 | By More
10 Ways to Kick Valentine’s Butt

10 Ways to Kick Valentine’s Butt

 .  . The dreaded day is around the corner and you are wondering how horrible you are going to feel again this year…   Chances are, if you are considering divorce, going through it right now or recently divorced, the last Valentine’s Day probably left you disillusioned, disappointed and terribly hurt. Vow to make that your […]

10th February 2016 | By More