Cookies on The Parent Connection: The couple connection uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use the couple connection, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies from this site.

Articles on After Separation Articles RSS Feed

Articles

Most Recent

  • Staying involved in your child’s education

    13 May 17:43

    Parental involvement is essential to children’s education. Studies have shown that parental involvement has a positive effect on children’s achievements in school, even when... (continued)

    0 Comments Read more →
  • Why mediation is becoming the ‘go to’ service for separating parents

    26 Aug 16:55

    There was a time when people's first response to a parenting dispute was to send a solicitor’s letter and threaten the other parent with court. However, recent figures show th... (continued)

    0 Comments Read more →
  • How separated fathers can maintain contact

    19 Jun 10:30

    A recent story about a mother who went into hiding with her son has raised an interesting issue about child contact when parents split up. Rebecca Minnock, a 35-year-old mother from ... (continued)

    1 Comment Read more →
  • Changes to divorce legislation

    02 Jun 17:12

    There has recently been a significant change in the way divorces take place. Previously it was district judges who would consider divorce proceedings but now, the task of considering mo... (continued)

    0 Comments Read more →
  • Driving down the cost of divorce

    14 May 17:02

    A recent study has shown that one of the biggest financial regrets people feel later in life is getting married and subsequently divorced. While nobody on their wedding day plans on ... (continued)

    0 Comments Read more →
  • Are You Staying Together Just For Christmas?

    23 Dec 13:30

    The Christmas period is a typically family-orientated time which is why research shows that couples feel more pressure to put their differences to one side over the festive season. I... (continued)

    3 Comments Read more →
  • Domestic abuse help lines

    08 Oct 14:43

    TheParentConnection is not a domestic abuse helpline or charity. However, from time to time, our users will mention that there have been instances of domestic violence in their previous... (continued)

    0 Comments Read more →
  • Creating a work-life balance as a single parent

    30 Sep 14:05

    Single parents – be they separated, divorced, or were never together with the other parent of their child – are moving into work faster than any other group, according to a ... (continued)

    1 Comment Read more →
  • Tips for separating parents of a child with a disability

    15 Sep 15:51

    If you are the parent of a child with a disability or impairment, you may be worried about how separation will affect them. No two children are the same so you can’t predict ex... (continued)

    0 Comments Read more →
  • What are Child Maintenance Service fees?

    26 Aug 17:00

    On June 30 2014, new child maintenance regulations came into force. Read on to find out about the new Child Maintenance Service (CMS) fees. Application fees Under the new regulati... (continued)

    0 Comments Read more →

Most Helpful

  • How separated fathers can maintain contact

    19 Jun 10:30

    A recent story about a mother who went into hiding with her son has raised an interesting issue about child contact when parents split up. Rebecca Minnock, a 35-year-old mother from ... (continued)

    1 Comment Read more →
  • Looking after your health - Advice and tips - separating parents

    28 Sep 13:31

      Most people know that divorce is considered to be one of life’s most stressful events, what’s less is well known is the impact it can have on your physical hea... (continued)

    0 Comments Read more →
  • Splitting Up? Put Kids First - a new online service from the Parent Connection

    20 Jan 10:13

    Splitting Up? Put Kids First supports separating parents in helping them put their children’s needs first at a time of great emotional upheaval. It is important because the w... (continued)

    4 Comments Read more →
  • Tips for separating parents of a child with a disability

    15 Sep 15:51

    If you are the parent of a child with a disability or impairment, you may be worried about how separation will affect them. No two children are the same so you can’t predict ex... (continued)

    0 Comments Read more →
  • Why mediation is becoming the ‘go to’ service for separating parents

    26 Aug 16:55

    There was a time when people's first response to a parenting dispute was to send a solicitor’s letter and threaten the other parent with court. However, recent figures show th... (continued)

    0 Comments Read more →
  • How to tell your Children you are Separating - Parent Connection

    24 Feb 11:34

    Children react to separation and divorce in lots of ways - they may feel partly responsible; they may grieve for what they and their parents have lost; they may feel relieved; and they ... (continued)

    0 Comments Read more →
  • Arguments and the money issues – What about the kids

    10 Apr 14:42

    When couples separate one of the main things they will argue about is maintenance, how much, what is a fair amount, what it covers and how it gets paid. Also old arguments from when ... (continued)

    0 Comments Read more →
  • New partners and children - what helps

    12 Jun 14:48

    When a couple first separates children will often hold on to the hope that their mum and dad will somehow get back together again as a way of coping with the changes. Older children may... (continued)

    1 Comment Read more →
  • Summer Holidays – Parenting Apart

    12 Jun 16:06

    The key to parenting apart is largely about being well organised, respectful, communicating and having a routine everyone agrees to try and work to for the children’s sake. ... (continued)

    0 Comments Read more →
  • Separated dad issues - managing school holiday arrangements - tips and advice - after separation

    21 Aug 14:40

    Many separated dads only see their children infrequently or for short periods of time during the school term but then have longer with them during school holidays. This can be tricky... (continued)

    1 Comment Read more →

Most Commented

  • Separation troubles? Talk it out in the listening room

    06 Feb 14:59

    Whether we’re going through a separation, or we’ve separated for a while, many of us feel like we need someone to talk to, a shoulder to cry on, or a space where we can just... (continued)

    20 Comments Read more →
  • Taking children on holiday abroad after separation

    11 Aug 16:25

    On theParentConnection Forum, we often receive posts from users asking about summer holidays and taking children abroad after a divorce has been settled. We asked Adele Wilkinson, m... (continued)

    4 Comments Read more →
  • Splitting Up? Put Kids First - a new online service from the Parent Connection

    20 Jan 10:13

    Splitting Up? Put Kids First supports separating parents in helping them put their children’s needs first at a time of great emotional upheaval. It is important because the w... (continued)

    4 Comments Read more →
  • Are You Staying Together Just For Christmas?

    23 Dec 13:30

    The Christmas period is a typically family-orientated time which is why research shows that couples feel more pressure to put their differences to one side over the festive season. I... (continued)

    3 Comments Read more →
  • New partners and children - what helps

    12 Jun 14:48

    When a couple first separates children will often hold on to the hope that their mum and dad will somehow get back together again as a way of coping with the changes. Older children may... (continued)

    1 Comment Read more →
  • Separated dad issues - managing school holiday arrangements - tips and advice - after separation

    21 Aug 14:40

    Many separated dads only see their children infrequently or for short periods of time during the school term but then have longer with them during school holidays. This can be tricky... (continued)

    1 Comment Read more →
  • Tips: When your partner has kids from a previous relationship

    29 May 11:02

    Having a partner with children from a previous relationship can be challenging for a number of reasons. In this article, we look at some of the difficulties you may face and how best... (continued)

    1 Comment Read more →
  • Creating a work-life balance as a single parent

    30 Sep 14:05

    Single parents – be they separated, divorced, or were never together with the other parent of their child – are moving into work faster than any other group, according to a ... (continued)

    1 Comment Read more →
  • How separated fathers can maintain contact

    19 Jun 10:30

    A recent story about a mother who went into hiding with her son has raised an interesting issue about child contact when parents split up. Rebecca Minnock, a 35-year-old mother from ... (continued)

    1 Comment Read more →
  • How to tell your Children you are Separating - Parent Connection

    24 Feb 11:34

    Children react to separation and divorce in lots of ways - they may feel partly responsible; they may grieve for what they and their parents have lost; they may feel relieved; and they ... (continued)

    0 Comments Read more →

The Listening Room

What is this?

The Listening Room is now closed until further notice. Please post your query on the Forum for peer to peer support.