9 Essential Steps when your child loses someone special

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Death is a devastating part of human experience. Talking to your children about the death of a loved one is challenging. How do we tell them, what should we say are all questions most of us struggle with? There are certain guidelines that if we follow it will help not only our children to process and cope with the news, but can also help parents manage their emotions as well. Loss can come from many […]

Divorce after turning 50

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While numbers of divorce are high, the divorce rate for over 50 continues to increase. Divorce later in life is different than in your 20’s, 30’s or 40’s. You have known this person for over half of your life, have set up home, assets, family, maybe even set up a business to Divorce after 50. You have a considerable history together and most all friends are yours together. Memories and experiences have been shared with […]

Proactive Case for Couples Therapy

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Even If Your Marriage Is Happy now, many marriages are in crisis. Marriages can exacerbate mental health issues and marriage can allow you to find happiness and fulfillment. The case for proactive couples’ therapy, or counselling, is crucial. We grow up believing that marriage is happy yet filled with a degree of discord. None of us is really prepared, even those couples attending pre-marriage counselling, although it is an excellent way to start this new […]

Modern Ageing

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As a Family Futurist, I have been speculating about our ageing population and what the next 10 – 15 years holds for them and their family as our current baby-boomers start to age. We know the issues before us with problems in our aged care facilities. Often lack of stimulating activities, basic foods and isolation. When our baby boomers start to enter these facilities, this will need to change significantly. There will not be many […]