In Australia each year about 50,000 marriages end in divorce. Many other relationships also end. Sometimes the ending is amicable. Oftentimes, however, relationship breakdowns are accompanied by bitterness, recriminations, emotional scarring and financial distress.
Written in a compassionate but non-sentimental way, it addresses:
- moving on
- getting finances on track
- caring for children
- maintaining confidence and self-esteem
- renewal through activities
- managing emotions
Essential reading for those contemplating a lifelong commitment and for those in a failing or “tired” relationship who wish to take some proactive steps to try to repair it.
Michael Longhurst is an internationally published consulting psychologist specialising in the psychological challenges facing people at various points in their lives. He is regarded as one of Australia’s leading authorities on psychological adjustment to retirement.