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How to Help and Support an Employee Navigate Separation or Divorce

How to help and support an employee navigate separation or divorce. Ending a relationship and separating is life-changing and one of the hardest things your employees will go through.  It can be harder than losing a loved one and going through the grieving process and is much harder than a new baby or moving house …

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The Positive Effects of Divorce

The Positive Effects of Divorce. Most people don’t talk about the positive effects of divorce, ending a relationship and separating can change your life for the better. The positive effects of divorce on your family life A divorce can be tough on children, but an unstable home with constant conflict, arguments, and unhappiness could be …

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How Does Divorce Affect Men & Woman

How Does Divorce Affect Men & Woman? Divorce affects every aspect of life: economic, physical, emotional, and social. Men and women experience and interpret  these situations differently.  If you are divorcing, it’s best to know what to expect so you can develop strategies that help you navigate through the process to protect your health and …

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What are the signs that your relationship is over?

What are the signs that your relationship may be over? Divorce and separation will be one of the most challenging things that you’ll go through in life. Its ugly, its confronting and we usually stay in relationships longer than we should in order to avoid the discomfort. The following section describes some classic signs and …

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I’m getting separated – how do I tell my boss?

Download free ebook here Take a Few Days Off When you’re first confronted with the reality of an impending divorce, whether it was you or your partner who initiated the split, the trauma can be difficult to handle. Erica Baumer, co-owner of Sage Career and Life Consultants, suggests immediately using some days off to refocus. “This …

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Interview with Couples: Fight That Ended Their Marriage

It’s a rare divorce that doesn’t have some long-simmering anger and tension behind it. For most couples, arguments build up and soon enough, you’re one fight away from throwing up your hands and shouting, “I’ve had enough!” Recently, we asked divorced writers to share the one fight they consider the last straw in their marriages. …

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Women view money differently!

A new course is setting out to help women be more confident with their money. As service industries including hospitality and tourism have borne the brunt of COVID-19, more women than men have lost jobs. According to the Statistics New Zealand December 2020 household labour force survey, 73,000 women were unemployed and actively seeking work, …

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Keep your relationship on an even keel during the lockdown period!

Equal Exes CEO, Bridgette Jackson talks about “How to keep your relationship on an even keel during the lockdown period” and “Mediation and Divorce” on Magic Talk radio last Sunday. Listen in! Bridgette Jackson during the Radio Interview! — If you’d like to talk to me about any issues you face in divorce, please book a FREE …

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An expert’s tips on reconnecting with your partner

Valentine’s Day, a day which traditionally sees couples exchange gifts and flowers, and go out on dates just to remind each other how much they care.  But after unforeseen struggles throughout 2020 including lockdowns spent day and night with loved ones, you might not be so keen to celebrate. If you’re finding it hard to …

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All things about divorce – Radio Interview

Equal Exes CEO, Bridgette Jackson had the opportunity to chat in studio with Roman Travers, Radio Announcer on Magic Talk radio last Sunday. Listen in!   Bridgette Jackson during the Radio Interview! — If you’d like to talk to me about any issues you face in divorce, please book a FREE 15 minute call. https://equalexesonline.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4443ae2b489e5d82ba4952bb8&id=58d094ed5f&e=ad4b6275bf I would …

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Who gets the goldfish or the dog when separating?

When a relationship ends it’s often difficult for couples to decide who should keep the family pet.  We often have clients ask us if they can ‘share custody’.  Despite the love we have for our pets, under Relationship Property law pets aren’t treated the same way as children, they’re considered ‘family chattels’ and should be …

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Trusting your partner is not the same as being financially blind

Breaking up is hard to do, and it turns out a global pandemic makes it even harder. January is already known as “splitting season” in the lawyer world, because after the financial stress of Christmas, being cooped up with the family 24/7, trying and sometimes failing to have a good time, some of us simply decide …

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Kiwis are getting divorced later in life

Love and marriage don’t always go together like a horse and carriage. Although New Zealanders are getting divorced at lower rates than a decade ago – 8.6 divorces in every 1000 unions compared to 10.9 in 2009, according to Statistics NZ – it doesn’t mean we’re getting any better at staying hitched. Marriage rates have been in …

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Clean break – the rise of divorce coaches

There’s a line in the multi-award-winning 2019 film Marriage Story where Alan Alda’s divorce lawyer says to his client, “Getting divorced with a kid is one of the hardest things to do. It’s like a death without a body.” Tell that to Kimberlee Sweeney and she’ll smile the smile of someone who’s probably said the same thing, …

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Filing for divorce spikes in the new year, but is there a better way to split?

Auckland entrepreneur Bridgette​ Jackson battled through a high-conflict divorce that cost $500,000 and five years to negotiate – the experience was so traumatic it prompted her to start a new business in divorce coaching. Jackson, a qualified lawyer with a post-graduate qualification in dispute resolution, founded Equal Exes and wants to turn the story of divorce into “the business of divorce”. SUPPLIED …

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Get a Grip On Parenting In These Challenging Times

  When: Mon 15 Jun 2020, 2:00pm–3:00pm Where: Virtual Location, Online, Virtual Restrictions: All Ages Registration Types: Registration : Free ($0.00) Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale Website: Equal Exes Listed by: bridgette3tn Bridgette Jackson is the Founder and CEO of Equal Exes and Equal Exes Online. She is an experienced entrepreneur, with many years …

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Best approach to deal with a high conflict partner/ex spouse?

When dealing with high conflict partner/ex people and situations, we might engage in aggressive, passive or assertive approaches. The latter is the most effective though it’s easy to be Aggressive if you’re being attacked by someone who might not be thinking rationally or Passive if your ex is controlling. The following describes each approach and gives tips …

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Privacy Act 2020 relate to separating couples

How does the new Privacy Act 2020 relate to separating couples?

The new Privacy Act 2020 comes into force this week and affects people just like you who are separating. Thank you to Jeremy Sutton, asset and risk divorce law specialist, for sharing this crucial amendment to the Privacy Act. Please read the changes to the law below carefully and be mindful when you are wanting …

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Me and My Money

“I had a supplementary credit card, no budget and no responsibility for the family finances except paying bills. “As my ex-husband had full control of the money, I had no idea how to manage my finances.” Money. It’s the driving factor behind many life choices, but is it the be-all and end-all? ‘Me and My …

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TOP 10 TIPS IF YOU’RE CONSIDERING DIVORCE

This week our CEO/Founder, Bridgette was featured in the NZ Woman’s Weekly talking about her experience of divorce, her business learnings and other challenges that her and her family have faced over the last few years. Here is the NZ’s woman’s weekly magazine article! Here are some of the tips that Bridgette shared in the …

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What Is The Impact Of Divorce In The Workplace?

Divorce or a breakdown of a cohabitation relationship is an extremely emotional process. While divorce is a personal matter the emotional impact can spill over into the workplace suddenly making it a public affair. There are so many unknowns about divorce that people are often confused, filled with fear and unsure of how to navigate …

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How Do You Tell Your Kids About Your Divorce? 

Here’s how to handle it when your child is 0 – 5 years old. * What you need to watch for – signs of distress include fear, anger and emotional instability which could be displayed as clinginess, anxiety, whinging or irritability. Your toddler may also go backwards in terms of their development or start waking …

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9 Tips For Protecting Children From Conflict During Divorce

It’s impossible to avoid conflict completely, but you can learn to control it. Here are nine useful tips for reducing the harmful effects of conflict during and after divorce. There are several things parents can do to protect their children from conflict and reduce the harmful effects of long-term conflict during and after divorce. Some …

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7 Reasons Why Smart People Have Bad Reactions in Separation & Divorce

You are not alone.  No matter where you are on your personal journey through separation and divorce the challenges and emotional highs and lows take their toll.  Everyone faces bad reactions.  Let’s run through the main reasons. After reading this article review the green text.  Write down the key things that resonate for you and …

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