Two thirds of divorcees say that they do not think that there is such a thing as an amicable divorce. They could be right. To find out if you agree with them read on.
Getting ready to making it a success
As with all great changes in life it is a good idea to be prepared for what may lay ahead. Your new life will be very different from the life you used to live. We have some thoughts about what would help you put together your divorce recovery strategy or how to cope with the shifting allegiances of friends you made together as a couple.
The divorce is over. The last details of the co-parenting arrangements have been settled. The family treasure has been divided after lengthy (and sometimes bitter) negotiations.
Life after divorce is a very different place from the married life you have just left or are contemplating leaving. It's uncharted territory and will require major changes which you can prepare for now.
In Japan a new ceremony to mark your divorce and celebrate the beginning of a new life after divorce is becoming popular.
Divorce is a major life event which can be anything from a total motorway smash to the gateway to a new and better life. Make sure you get to go through the gateway.
When the firestorm of divorce rips through your life causing swathes of damage and desolation, leaving a landscape of charred tree stumps stretching as far as you can see your self esteem pretty much hits zero too.
What will life after divorce actually be like? In contrast to marriage, the other big life changer you don't get to have a dress rehearsal for divorce so it's all new and a whole lot scary.
However this could be about to get a whole lot better. A recent report has set out some radical proposals for a new Parenting Agreement which will give grandparents greater access rights to their grandchildren when couples split up.