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Married AND Successful Work partners

Nice article in the Guardian Small Business network today.  Lovely to hear some good news stories in this area.  With 10% of all SME's being partnerships, and only 20% of those making it past the 5th year of existence, the added pleasure and pressure that comes from being a loving…

Chris Martin explains...

After their 'conscious uncoupling' in March, Chris Martin of Cold Play has expressed his  thoughts after over 10 years of marriage.  Here are some excerpts from the interview: He says that there wasn’t one singular moment where he decided to end his relationship, rather that he needed to “grow up” and…

The Children and Families Act becomes law today

The Children and Families Act has been given Royal Assent today, meaning reforms which will put children firmly at the heart of the family justice system will be introduced as part of the relaunched family court system being implemented on 22 April 2014. In 2011 the independent Family Justice Review…

Supporting those who grieve

Here's an excellent article printed in the New York Times on supporting those who are grieving, based on the Woodwiss family's experience.  I'm posting Catherine Woodwiss' blog on trauma separately, as that has more general applications. The Art of Presence By DAVID BROOKS Tragedy has twice visited the Woodiwiss family. In 2008, Anna…

Trauma recovery

Catherine Woodwiss has experienced tough times.  For some background, see the previous blog posting Supporting those who grieve Here's her article posted in Soujourners: A New Normal: Ten Things I've Learned About Trauma by Catherine Woodiwiss I wasn’t really expecting painful things to happen to me. Trauma can be an isolating experience.…