At Talking Divorce we want to help

When people divorce, it’s always such a tragedy. At the same time, if people stay together it can be even worse.

Living through the breakdown of a marriage is undoubtedly one of the hardest experiences in life, whether you are the one in the driving seat or the spouse who feels this is something “being done” to you. Our personal experiences showed that there is very little divorce advice and life after divorce support out there, all in one place, backed by local agencies and professional contacts.

Divorce should not stigmatise or be that dirty word spoken in hushed whispers. It should be recognised for some as an inevitable consequence or life choice, in some cases celebrated, but most of all, talked about.

There were 119,589 divorces in England and Wales in 2010 with the average age at divorce of 44 for men and 41 for women. The average age is creeping up and there are more divorces than ever for the mature “empty nesters”.