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Are you being abused? How to recognise abuse

In South Africa gender inequality is a huge issue, despite a Constitution that guarantees the rights of all, regardless of race, gender, sexual preference, age or disability. Sadly, gender inequality often bleeds into gender-based violence and sexual abuse. Rape is … Continue reading

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Divorce: Sad songs – great melodies

  There is no shortage of sad songs with lyrics about betrayal, relationship breakdown, divorce, loneliness, unrequited love, guilt, insecurity, angst, and a host of other associated emotions. Elton John puts it poignantly in his hit song, Sad Songs Say … Continue reading

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When the mask falls off

The other day I came across this quote, “Sometimes it’s not the people that change, it’s the mask that falls off”, and it immediately brought to mind the recent film, Gone Girl. If you’ve seen Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck … Continue reading

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Child Abduction & Travel Regulations

An acrimonious divorce, especially one where issues relating to child custody have been the source of much tension, can have a devastating effect on the family unit. There have, sadly, been a number of cases where parents have removed their … Continue reading

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