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Why hot flushes can make a woman cold-shoulder her marriage

Statistics show that 65 per cent of divorces involving couples over the age of 50 are initiated by women. In her new book, The Female

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Loneliness and the most depressing month of the year

I’ve not done any proper research, but it strikes me that February is the most depressing month of the year: not only is it generally

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A betrayed spouse: the last to know – but the first to act?

The photograph said it all: Lady Linda Macdonald was pictured in the press this week the day after a national newspaper revealed the ‘intimate’ relationship between her husband, Sir Ken, who is head of the Crown Prosecution Service, and a glamorous young barrister, Kirsty Brimelow. Linda looked ashen-faced and red-eyed from crying as she left her home on Tuesday morning.

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Tipping the power scales in your favour

Imagine, if you will, a pair of perfectly balanced scales. On one side is the husband and on the other, the wife. The scales are

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Why divorce doesn’t have to mean a broken Christmas

Christmas can be a stressful time even for happy families, but for fragmented ones it is often little short of a nightmare.

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How NOT to get divorced after Christmas

A new survey has picked up on something I identified long ago – and is the subject of my book, published last year – that Christmas is a hugely stressful time for families, especially for women

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If you can’t sleep – write!

In the early stages of divorce, it is often difficult to sleep. Quite apart from the physical absence of your ex-partner beside you, you’re so

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Be honest with children

For parents whose marriage is disintegrating, the biggest worry ought to be how this will affect the children.

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Introducing the Diane Benussi blog

I’m a divorce lawyer, running a divorce firm with a difference. The first difference is that, as far as I know, my firm, Benussi &

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