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Common communication problems in separation: what do you do when it’s gone really badly wrong?

This is the last in our series of blogs looking at communication. We’ve talked about how having the right tools can help you communicate better, how being at different places in the grieving cycle can impact on communication and given some tips for listening that can help improve communication. What happens when communication really has broken down? When a couple has separated a complete breakdown in communication might look like one of these: • You are fearful about talking to…

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Common communication problems in separation: do you have the right tools?

In this third blog in the series talking about communication we’re talking about having the right tools to enable good and constructive communication to take place. We have already blogged about tips for good listening which can be a game changer in improving your communication skills, as well as how being at different points in the recovery process can impact upon your communication. To watch the video discussing this blog click on the video below: At school children are taught…

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Common communication problems in separation: are you really listening?

In our second blog focusing on communication problems we’re talking about listening. You may think you know what listening is, but read on and let us know if anything surprises you. Last week we explained how communication can be challenging when a couple are at very different points in the healing or grieving process. To watch the video discussing this blog click on the video below: Many people listen so they can reply but this means you are filtering content…

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Common Communication Problems in Separation: being at different places in the recovery process?

In a new series of blogs we’re turning our focus to communication. We’re very aware that this is something that can be challenging for couples going through a separation. When asked what the issues are that they’d most like to resolve many couples say communication. This is often borne from a place of wanting to be able to talk about their children more easily; but also because many people recognize that with better communication they’re able to resolve more issues…

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Returning to work following a separation?

In this blog Claire Gardner shares some insights from her own divorce.  She explains the fears she had surrounding her journey to being financially self-sufficient and how she draws on that to help other women who are having to look at going back to work following a divorce or separation.  Many couples make decisions that one person will stay at home to look after children and historically this has often been mum’s role (although at LKW Family Mediation we have…

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A simple way to think about co-parenting

This video was put together by Louisa Whitney from LKW Family Mediation and Una Archer, a psychologist, from Parenting after Separation.   Parenting after separation can feel very busy. You may find yourself carrying more responsibility for your child, whilst learning to navigate the co-parenting relationship.   Una and I put our heads together to hopefully help you simplify things a bit, let go of things that are not essential and make more space for what is important for you.…

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How a Divorce Consultant can help during the Mediation process

This blog is a guest blog by divorce consultant Rhiannon Ford. Rhiannon is a divorce consultant and coach providing support and guidance to people before, during and after divorce. She is based in Walton on Thames in Surrey but works with clients all over the country and UK nationals living abroad. If you have agreed to use the family law mediation process, hopefully you are feeling fairly optimistic that with the help of the family law mediator, you and your spouse…

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Do millionaires divorce differently?

If you’ve ever wondered whether millionaires & billionaires divorce differently, then you are about to find out.  Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, who is reported to be worth $137 billion and the world’s richest man and his wife, Mackenzie, of 25 years, have recently announced they are going to be divorcing.  So how are the divorces of millionaires different from the less wealthy?  Here are our top takeaways for how the top 1% divorce differently: Millionaires have the means to…

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Considering Separation or Divorce?

Considering separation or divorce? This is a guest blog by Karen Marshall from Love Coaching You.  There is a link to Louisa and Karen’t joint facebook live talking about this further down the page.  Karen can be found via the following links: LoveCoachingYou.com Twitter@LoveCoachingYou FB@LoveCoachingYou Considering separation or divorce is an emotive question and will mean something different to everyone especially if you have experienced heartache and relationship breakdown before? It’s also one of the hardest decisions you will make.…

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They didn’t see the children that much anyway……….

Lots of the blog posts we put up come from conversations with clients or things we see a lot in family mediation.  We are always of the view that if one separating couple is struggling with someone then another separating couple may well be too and it would be helpful to put some guidance and support out there to help those coping with divorce and life after separation.  One of the things that we have seen quite a bit of…

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