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Culture and Heritage Minister Josepha Madigan. Photo: Peter Cavanagh Photography Minister denies complacency about divorce referendum Independent.ie Culture Minister Josepha Madigan has insisted there is no complacency in Government over the outcome of the forthcoming divorce referendum. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/minister-denies-complacency-about-divorce-referendum-38074734.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37711730.ece/bebf2/AUTOCROP/h342/14%20NEWS%205122nd%20November%20201.jpg Email Culture Minister Josepha Madigan has insisted there is no complacency in Government over the outcome of the forthcoming divorce referendum. The Government’s campaign for a vote in favour of dropping the four-year period parties must live…
Divorce is one of the most distressing events you can ever experience. Learning how to heal a broken heart when dealing with life after divorce can be tough. Especially if you didn’t want to end your marriage. RELATED: The 8 Best Strategies For Coping With Divorce (So You Can Get Back To Normal) Divorce can cause pain of such intensity that it’s common to wonder if you can survive it. It’s from this abyss of hurt that you start wondering how to make the aching anguish stop. And you’ll become cautiously curious about whether there are steps to healing after divorce. Your curiosity about […]
A lot can happen in seven years — except, apparently, if you’re Bethenny Frankel, and you want to move on from your ex. On the latest episode of The Real Housewives of New York City, the Skinnygirl mogul was feeling the stress of the constant battle, which currently has to do with custody issues (clip above). Major stress like that can take a toll mentally and even physically. Dr. Elizabeth Lasky, Ph.D., LCSW, tells Personal Space she feels for the mom of one. “The stress from a divorce can be earth-shattering. Going through the legal battles and emotional sparring that a divorce […]
There are so many permutation and combinations to a divorce, but the two most important choices to be made are to either end it gracefully or fight to the finish. Naturally divorce is the death of a dream and transpires because there’s incompatibility, grievances, disillusionment, disrespect and neglect amongst many other reasons. Interestingly, I increasingly get many couples approaching me to help them with a ‘happy divorce’. They realise there’s too much water under the bridge and that though both of their intent is to have a positive end they would rather ask for help with it in order to […]
Most newly single people agree that you find yourself in serious limbo when you are separating. You feel displaced for many reasons — but it was loneliness that I had to overcome in a big way. My kids were quite young when I separated, so once I got home after work, did the bath routine, made dinner and read them a bedtime story, the quietness bit into my core. I was used to sharing the evening with my ex, and now he was setting up for evenings with someone else. That alone was a hard pill to swallow. But the […]
Former brides are burning their wedding dresses during divorce parties, which are now the new trend in Ireland, according to an event planner. Throwing paint pots on the dress, halving toasters and even splitting friends between ex-couples are now often the rites of passage to celebrate the end of a marriage. Former Red Rock soap star and event planner Steven Mangan has been organising divorce parties for the last 10 years but says the end-of-marriage rituals have been really taking off in recent months. “I suppose I have helped to plan about 60 parties in the last year, mostly on […]
“More often than not, parties who are separating are in a tense and highly emotional situation. The potential for conflict is high. Their interaction and communications may greatly frustrate the possibility of finding sensible resolution of their differences. Unless they find mechanisms or processes to control and reduce their disagreements, the situation can flare up in ways that drive them further apart and into long-term conflicts that can not be in their best interests. Alternative dispute resolution – such as mediation – can be very useful at such times and produce outcomes that reduce tension, control conflict and save time, […]
At the end of 2017, a courageous individual – known in the case as RF – took the decision to take the Department for Work and Pensions to court over changes to personal independence payment regulations. The case was led by lawyers at the Public Law Project and supported by a number of charities, including Mind, Inclusion London, Revolving Doors, Disabled People Against Cuts, Disability Rights and the National Autistic Society. RF won and the DWP announced that it would review the entitlements for 1.6 million benefit claimants, with about 220,000 people expected to receive more money. It was a […]