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Commando Steve: “When there’s a breakdown in a relationship and then there’s a blended family, yeah, it’s challenging”

Steve Willis is a personal trainer and TV personality with four children: Brianna (20), Ella (11), Jack (7) and Axel (3) from three relationships. “My step-dad grew up in the tail-end of the era of children being seen but not heard. He met my mum when I was five. And with me not being his own child,

How My Divorce Made Me Stronger, Wiser And Calmer

Alex Laguna’s divorce almost destroyed him and tore his family apart. But the process of piecing things back together gave him the life tools to become a better man.

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“Mum and Dad Are Splitting Up” – How to Handle the Toughest Conversation You’ll Ever Have

When Ben Dillon-Smith and his ex-wife split up, he had to break the news to his five-year-old son. Here’s how he did it and what he learned along the way. “The toughest conversation you’re ever going to have is telling your child that Mum and Dad are separating, their home is going to be sold and we
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Michael Klim: “Divorce Has Made Me A Better Dad”

WHAT I KNOW ABOUT FATHERHOOD: Michael Klim Father of Stella (13), Frankie (8) and Rocco (11) “How do you compare the highs of being a dad with the high of being an Olympian? You can’t – they’re just not in the same sphere. I was very fortunate to win Olympic gold and break world records
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Use This Negotiation Tactic To Calm Any Row With Your Wife

“Their relationship consisted in discussing if it existed.” Sadly, that line from Thom Gunn sums up the miserable state that many couples find themselves in right now. Lockdown may have ended, but the strain has pushed an alarming number of relationships to the brink. China’s Wuhan province
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Relationship Stress Under Lockdown? Here's Your 4-Step Emergency Rescue Plan

THE QUESTION: “My marriage is falling apart under lockdown. I run a small business that I spent years building up and that’s now on the brink of collapse. So I’m really stressed and I’m trying to do anything to salvage this situation. The upshot is that my partner who also works, has bee
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The No.1 Tactic For Long-distance Dads

At first travelling for work can feel like a glamorous perk. You mop up the frequent flyer points, nab a good night’s sleep in a hotel and (whisper it) also wangle a temporary break from the parenting treadmill.  But when you’ve got a young family and you’re away from home a lot, the novelty quickly
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Mick Jagger and Me: The Old Dads’ Club

Thank God for Mick Jagger. Whenever I’m feeling that I made my run too late by starting this fatherhood caper well past my prime, I just catch up with the latest on the procreation habits of my big-lipped, skinny-hipped buddy. In December 2016, Jagger fathered his eighth child. He was 73 at the time
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“Make Your Life Better And Save Your Marriage”

Trying to figure out why your wife isn’t happy? Gemma Hartley might know. Last year, she wrote an article that nailed probably the single biggest gripe of the modern mum. The story went super-viral, racking up more than 2 billion clicks and one million shares. The internet rocked on its axis from th
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The Worst Advice I Ever Got About Fatherhood

“Remember boys like simple names,” she said.  “And girls hate to have the same name as everyone in their class.” This, you understand, wasn’t the worst piece of advice I got about fatherhood. I even thought it was reasonably sane. But that tip-off came from the same source as the bad advice that fol
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Future-proof Your Marriage – Insider Tips From A Divorce Lawyer

Buckle up. We’re now entering peak season for divorces. “There is always a pick-up of new clients, come February and March time, from relationships that have broken down in January or around the Christmas period,” says Daniel Myers, a family lawyer at R.B. Flinders in Melbourne. For married couples,
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Osher Gunsberg: "There’s something super wonderful about falling in love with a woman that has a kid"

Being a stepdad is not without it’s challenges for all of us, because it’s a new family unit for everyone to get used to. But I was unfazed by it. I met Audrey when I’d just turned 40 and the reality of being a single man in your forties is you’re going to date women with children. And I would recom
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“It’s The Most Exciting Time In History To Be a Dad” - Here's Why...

If you’re a dad right now, then congratulations: you’ve timed your run to perfection. That’s the verdict of Australia’s leading authority on fatherhood, Professor Richard Fletcher, who believes this is the best time in history to be a dad. Professor Fletcher knows a thing of two about fatherhood too
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I’m Calling Bullshit: Men Can Forge Just As Deep A Bond With Their Kids

To state the obvious, being an expectant dad is terrifying. I know it was for me. I felt helpless watching my wife struggle through her pregnancy. I was so excited that once my son was born I could actually do something to help instead of offering the obligatory pillow or back rub. I couldn’t wait t
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