Posts by Liz Copeland

A to Z of Divorce – G is for Grateful

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in A-Z, All, during divorce articles

A to Z of Divorce – G is for Grateful

Are you a grateful divorce-er? We are told by self help gurus that practising gratitude every day makes you a healthy happier person. This may be true, but during a divorce it is very difficult to feel grateful. You may feel your world has fallen apart, the universe is ending and life as you know it is about to cease. Or you may be irritated, dispirited, annoyed, angry and generally cheesed off with the world. All of these are understandable and totally justified emotions. Now I am not going to say you should put aside all negative emotions, pretend you are Pollyana and have a fixed smile on...

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A to Z of Divorce – F is for Finances

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in A-Z, All, during divorce articles

A to Z of Divorce – F is for Finances

Finances. A word to strike terror into the heart, even when not divorcing! Problems with finances in divorce can begin even before the divorce is finalised. Couples remain living together because one can’t afford to buy the other out. Separated, they live under the same roof causing difficulties and awkwardness over “passing the sugar”. Property prices are constantly rising and living together can be a practical solution. But it can muddy the waters, either allowing a friendship to remain (when you should be emotionally separating yourselves) or hostility to increase. There can also be...

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7 steps to get past feeling ‘like trash’ – even in divorce

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in All, during divorce articles

7 steps to get past feeling ‘like trash’ – even in divorce

I was walking with a divorced friend a few days ago and she was feeling really down. She said ‘We are trash, we are rubbish.’ Of course this isn’t true but it does reflect the feelings a lot of people at some point in the divorce process. You know that divorce can be the jumping off point to something better, that allows you to redesign your life and think about things in a new way. But even the most Positive Polly will be challenged by divorce. It’s so easy, if you are having a down day, to tap into the negative feelings and really believe the self-talk that is so destructive. One of the...

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A to Z of divorce – E is for Energy

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in A-Z, All, during divorce articles

A to Z of divorce – E is for Energy

How to manage your energy in divorce ‘Energy?’, you ask, ‘In divorce? – But I don’t have any!’ Divorce is a life event that can sap your energy, leave you hanging on by your fingertips and crush your soul. It doesn’t have to, but it can. I generally try to keep my articles upbeat with a generous sprinkling of reality (relentlessly cheerful self-help articles put my pancreas on sugar overload). I definitely don’t want to do articles like misery memoirs! But divorce is, it has to be said, gruelling. Let’s take a quick look at why, then I’ll give...

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Changing Careers after Divorce

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in All, during divorce articles, post divorce articles

Changing Careers after Divorce

Changing Careers after Divorce By Paula Gardner Along with death and the empty nest, divorce is one of the big life moments that often instigates a change of career. However, it’s not the same story for every woman. For some it may be because there is a new financial reality and they have to up the ante to pay the bills. Others may decide that they want to spend more time with their children to help through this transition. And there are those that are using this time to review everything in their life, and realign their goal and actions with what really matters to them. However, career...

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