Separation

Helping your kids through separation
Helping your kids through separation and divorce Today we are focusing on how you can help your kids through the separation and divorce process. As you know going through separation and divorce is an emotional rollercoaster.  In fact there are so many highs, lows, twists and turns even adults...
I want to separate - what help is available for me?
If you have made the decision to leave but you are still not sure what to do, rest assured you are not the only one. Working up the courage to leave can be the hardest part – traditionally this is the step that had to be done on your own.  That isn’t the case anymore.  There ar...
True Cost of Separation
The True Cost of Separation   Separation & divorce is akin to a roller-coaster. The end of a relationship is such an emotional period in your life and can bring about significant anxiety and concerns. What do you do now? Where will you live? What happens to your house? What about your fin...
Taking one day at a time
Taking One Day at a Time When you are tired and stressed it can be hard to see the forest for the trees. Little niggles become larger than life and what you would have ignored previously has become the trigger to start world war 3.  When this is your life the easiest thing to do is take one da...
Finding your next dollar
Money is tight and I don’t know what to do….   The current environment has a lot of people concerned and more than ever people are reaching out asking for help and they are not alone!  Whilst the government has put supports in place, these packages don't help everyone or nec...
Separation is Real 
There’s no getting around the pain of separation – it’s damn real. Whether it was you that decided to end the marriage, or your partner, there is always an element of hardship and emotional turmoil involved. There are a variety of different ways to ease the pain, but the best thing...
How do you Tell Your Children?
Separation and divorce is unpleasant, to be completely truthful, divorce is an absolute world-wind of emotional turmoil. But, one of the hardest aspects of separation or divorce is explaining your decision to your child/children and trying to manoeuvre a conversation of such heartbreak. While there&...
Communication Post-Divorce
Communication Post-Divorce Communicating with your ex-partner is not always the easiest thing in the world to do.  Often it depends on how you communicated during your relationship and what circumstances occurred for your relationship to finish.  For those that just fell out of ...
Legal Context of Social Work in Domestic Violence
Legal context of social work in domestic violence Domestic violence laws in Australia are complicated as each State and Territory have different laws, which can make it difficult to understand what protection orders mean in different parts of the country.  The Queensland Parliament updated the...
Separation with domestic violence
Separation with domestic violence If you are considering leaving a relationship that is dominated by domestic violence, there are many things for you to think about before you walk out that door.  Of course, if you are in physical danger, get out right now!  And please DON’T GO BACK!  Research ...