Are you in your 20's or 30's and loads of your friends are getting married or planning to get married? Do you fear you will never be a bride or groom? Then fear not. Get married later in life and your chances of divorce are lowered.
Her revealing comment punctuates the most relevant part of the story. Behind the whirl of glamorous and rather chilling facts of this case that makes something as personal and emotional as divorce an easy headline, it stands out how his wife was with him from the beginning of his rise from a student at university in Perm in the forbidding Ural Mountains and married 23 years ago in Cyprus.
In a situation where a person finds themselves 'dumped' the chances are they are unlikely to be of sane enough mind to walk down the street without collapsing in a crumpled heap, much less, select a suitable aromatherapy treatment. They will feel rage, they will feel fury, they will feel a burning resentment and bitterness for every man walking the planet.
If you are in the middle of divorce, you can get pretty low. Let's face it, the whole divorce process is exhausting, there is so much new info to take on board, with advice from your lawyer, financial advisor, friends and colleagues. Plus you are carving a new pathway for yourself and your family and learning to live a new life.
I remember everything from conversations I've had, to outfits I've worn, to meals I've eaten. And I remember the things people have said to me. It's not that I harbour grudges. I don't. But like the saying goes, I never forget the way someone has made me feel.
I was chatting with a friend recently and mentioned that since I moved back to Calgary, I've started a monthly "Family Night." He said that sounded like a great idea and mentioned that his family only gets together at funerals now, and that they keep saying they should meet up in between but "it never happens. Maybe soon."
The Office of National Statistics has revealed that the number of stepfamilies in the UK dropped from 631,000 in 2001 to 544,000 in 2011, a slump of 14% in just a decade. The drop has been interpreted as a reflection of the difficulties of assimilating children from different families into a new relationship, so if you are planning on doing a Brady Bunch, here's ten things you need to know...
When an unmarried couple breaks up - no matter how long they've been together - the poorer partner has no entitlement to any financial settlement from their former other half whatsoever.
It's more than fair to say she's made some bad choices, and been pretty vocal about them... But why does this grant the Twittersphere permission to lay blame at her door? Why do we have zero compassion for a woman who: A) has been cheated on by her husband. And B) is six months pregnant?
Don't try to convince your therapist that you are the 'good one' in the relationship. There isn't a good one in most marriages and you won't make any progress if one, or both of you, refuse to take responsibility for your contribution to the crisis.
Each case and each divorce is unique. None has provoked such a uniquely vitriolic reaction as the headlines that have been spinning for the past few weeks on Gwyneth Paltrow's request on her website for privacy during her divorce.
Every relationship goes through normal highs and lows, but if you seem to be stuck in the lows more often than not, it might be time to consider if you're in a dead end relationship. Here are the top five surprising signs that you're romance isn't going anywhere, fast.
Even though it might sound like a contradiction in terms, change has been one of the few constants in British family life over the last few decades.
I recall the day my former husband moved out of our home. Over 3 months ago now. I spent a large portion of the day in tears. I was beside myself. That's a funny term. Being beside ourself. I guess because sadness is not our true state.
There are other steps that can be taken to reduce the burden on the court system and help reduce conflict between separating couples, not least by making the divorce process less complex or confrontational by introducing no-fault divorce or making pre-nuptial agreements binding. But removing access to legal advice and providing minimal support will help solve neither.
Mediation involves couples holding discussions, led by a trained mediator, to reach agreements out of court, which can then be made legally binding and enforceable by a court order. It's long been a favourable option for couples who are willing, and able, to reach an agreement without discussions becoming clouded by emotion.