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Living ‘Separate and Apart’ Under the Same Roof

There’s no doubt the pandemic has had an impact on relationships — in fact, one B.C. group estimates divorce rates are up 30 per cent globally. But the pandemic has also influenced how people separate.

With so much COVID-related uncertainty around health, finances, education and employment, some separated couples may choose to continue living together for financial or other practical reasons.

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Careless Whispers: Divorce and Social Media a Toxic Mix

More and more, we head to social media to announce important milestones such as the birth of a child or a new job –– and sometimes to share the more mundane moments, such as the pasta we made for dinner last night.

Canadians spend almost two hours every day on social media, catching up on news, connecting with friends and family or simply as a distraction from the misery of a global pandemic. But Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and others have also become popular stomping grounds for venting frustrations, throwing shade and launching digital wars of words with anyone who doesn’t share our opinions.

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I Am Not the Bad Guy: How I Navigated My Divorce

Taking a stand during your divorce may cause your children to perceive you as The Bad Guy.  During a divorce, it is almost inevitable that there will be contentious issues that you'll have to take a stand for.

As much as I would've liked for my divorce to proceed smoothly, unfortunately, many divorces turn out to be acrimonious like mine. Needless to say, it is not only difficult for the husband and wife, but it is also hard on our children.

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1 False Allegations: When your Ex Lies in Court

Stop me if you ve heard this one: divorce is often messy and can bring out the negative traits in people. Couples frequently disagree on issues like custody, parenting schedules and what to do with the matrimonial home, among other issues.

In my practice, I see the divorce process frequently transform otherwise reasonable people into the worst versions of themselves. They're hurt, angry, unwilling to compromise and are intent on making their former partner pay for causing such a drastic change in their lives.

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The Risks of High-Conflict Divorce

Divorce is one of the most stressful events a person will ever experience. It impacts the most critical aspect of life: your children, where you live, your financial health and your sense of security in the world.

It's been widely reported that the stress associated with a marital breakup can have a negative impact on your physical health and mental well-being. A new study from the University of British Columbia, suggests that divorce also poses an increased risk of death.

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2 Financial Effects of COVID-19 for Separated, Divorced Couples

Many separated and divorced couples are dealing with a compounded level of stress due to the lockdown imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

With countless businesses closed or forced to curtail activity, people across the country are facing reduced hours, job loss, and struggling to meet their financial obligations, including child support payments. In the past month, nearly six million Canadians have applied for COVID-19 emergency benefits, and that number is expected to increase in the weeks ahead.

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