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My Parents’ 10-Year Separation Made Their Marriage Stronger

My Parents’ 10-Year Separation Made Their Marriage Stronger

We seldom see strong examples in Hollywood of couples who separate and then actually work on their issues with the hope of resolving them and reuniting again. Separation seems more like the baby step couples make prior to going for the Big, [...]
Sex composition of children, parental separation, and parity progression: Is Finland a Nordic outlier? (Volume

Sex composition of children, parental separation, and parity progression: Is Finland a Nordic outlier? (Volume

Background: Previous studies that have studied parental gender preferences for children have analysed either divorce or parity progression. We use Finnish register data that make it possible to study both events simultaneously by following [...]
Breaking the silence surrounding domestic violence

Breaking the silence surrounding domestic violence

To raise awareness about domestic violence in the Tweed Shire we have published four stories exploring the issue. If you need help, numbers to call appear at the bottom of this feature. Firstly, we talk with Tweed Police Detective Brendon Cullen [...]
Syrian Conflict: This is What it’s Like to Lose Family Members to Chemical Warfare

Syrian Conflict: This is What it’s Like to Lose Family Members to Chemical Warfare

Then she flips back to the first page and describes the same photos again. It’s like she’s in a daze. “His wife, daughter, son,” she says. They’re pictures of Khansa’s visit to Syria in 2010, a year before [...]
Domestic violence fuels Houston author’s inventive historical novel

Domestic violence fuels Houston author’s inventive historical novel

Sometimes the story of how a work of art came into being can be almost — though not quite — as fascinating as the piece itself. This is the case of Playing St. Barbara, the debut novel by Houston fiction writer and journalist Marian [...]
Ohio Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Help Victims of Domestic Violence

Ohio Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Help Victims of Domestic Violence

Ohio lawmakers have reintroduced House Bill 297 (HB 297) to give a person employed in Ohio an opportunity to take unpaid leave from their job following a domestic violence incident. Reps. Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) and Denise Driehaus (D-Cincinnati) [...]
In The Past, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi Depicts a Family in Conflict in Paris

In The Past, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi Depicts a Family in Conflict in Paris

The Past is the latest film from Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, whose previous movie, A Separation, won the Oscar for best foreign film in 2012 – a first for Iran – and a Golden Globe as well as some 70 international awards. From being [...]
With trials postponed, Judge Carlos Cortez doesn’t appear on bench after family violence arrest

With trials postponed, Judge Carlos Cortez doesn’t appear on bench after family violence arrest

On Dec. 28, the couple had been drinking and began arguing about the location of Strother’s son’s medication, according to police. Strother told police that Cortez choked her several times and at one point dragged her by her hair [...]
The Language of Letting Go, Day 4: Separating from Family Issues

The Language of Letting Go, Day 4: Separating from Family Issues

The meditation for this day is all in the title. As individuals, we are separate from our family members’ personal issues. Like us, they are also individuals who have their own “stuff” to work on. It’s our job to separate [...]
Charity launches online service to help divorcing parents resolve childcare issues

Charity launches online service to help divorcing parents resolve childcare issues

Splitting Up? Put Kids First aims to help couples who have parted on bad terms to devise a “parenting plan” – “a written or online agreement between parents,” setting down the ways in which they will share care of their children. “Bringing [...]