In this episode Julie and I discuss how one party can be blind sided by their significant other's apparent sudden decision to leave the relationship even though the one who's decided to be up and off may have been planning that exit for quite a while.
Is there really such a thing as a "Mid Life Crisis"? And how come we seem to expect it at about 50 years of age? Apart from anything else, this seems a pretty optimistic assumption. Even though we're living longer on average - certainly in the West - it implies we're going to live to … Continue reading Suddenly Separated IX – the “Mid Life Crisis”
Usually - but not exclusively - younger women who "provide services" for financially well off older men. Variations on this kind of arrangement have been going on since time began - the main difference in this era is that (of course) there are websites catering to like minded individuals who want to connect. Is it … Continue reading Suddenly Separated VIII – Sugar Babies
Julie and I discuss the often charming and credible parasites of both sexes who con vulnerable individuals out of money and in some cases in to criminal activity in the name of love. Looking at some of these situations from the outside it's hard to believe that people can let themselves be taken advantage of … Continue reading Suddenly Separated VII – Rip Off Artists who prey on vulnerable individuals
Julie and I discuss the situation where a divorcee finds someone new but doesn't want to lose any of the remaining family fortune if the relationship doesn't go the distance. This can be particularly tricky if the kids don't want to see the inheritance split five or six ways instead of the two or three … Continue reading Suddenly Separated VI – divorcee who finds someone new but doesn’t want to risk the assets
Julie and I discuss: Whether "cultural differences" can be the reason for a marriage to end? According to friends, Lady Davina (30th in line to the English throne) decided to divorce her sheep shearer husband after fourteen years. Can visiting a sex club really put the excitement of early romance back in to a relationship? … Continue reading Suddenly Separated V – Royal ends marriage to sheep shearer “cultural differences”; do sex club visits strengthen marriages.
In Part 1 of today's Suddenly Separated Julie is emphatic that no one should ever under-estimate the potentially shocking impact and possible repercussions from telling someone that it's all over. In Part 2 we discuss the situation where the National Rugby League want to impose punitive measures on players facing certain charges without waiting for … Continue reading Suddenly Separated IV – Post Breakup Danger; Rugby League and the Law