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How to break free from coercive control

Coercive control is a subtle and persistent form of emotional abuse which is designed to make the victim feel isolated, scared and humiliated. There are lots of ways your partner might be controlling you. Their behaviour can be almost unnoticeable at first, but it will gradually progress over time, reducing your freedom and increasing your fear.

How to deal with your parents splitting up

Don’t be surprised if the news that your parents are splitting up hits you harder than you expect. They are your mum and dad and no matter how old you are, it won’t be easy for you to watch them go their separate ways. Teenagers can find it particularly hard to cope with the emotional impact of parental separation, particularly when they have so much else going on with friends, school and exams.

Life after divorce: 7 steps to recovery

If you’re wondering how long it takes to move on from divorce, the honest answer is that everybody’s experience is different. There are some things you can do to make sure you’re as ready as you can be to start your new life and get the most out of it. Here are 7 steps to recovery, drawn from our own experience of supporting our clients.

6 early steps you should take before divorce

When you are preparing for divorce the things you do in the first few weeks can have a huge impact on your financial future. That’s why it’s important to take advice before you make any decisions that could affect your long-term position.

6 survival tips for living in lockdown during divorce

Coronavirus lockdown has put plans on hold for millions of us, from family holidays to house moves, but the impact is particularly challenging for those who were in the middle of divorce. Whether you were about to sell the family home to facilitate life apart or had only just started talking about going your separate ways, the stress of being confined to the house together in such circumstances and the uncertainty of how long it will last can be almost too much to bear.