Only Mums Book

Just published! 101 Questions Answered about Separating with Children is an invaluable first source of legal know-how to help every separating or divorcing parent. The questions you ask us most frequently have been answered by our panel of mediators, family law experts and support professionals to help you through the stress of separation and save you time and money by being better informed. Buy it now for only £23.99.

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My mother told me, after I left my husband, that she was relived but that I shouldn't forget we had a child together and therefor I would have to have a relationship with him for life!

Mum, Caitlin

I would have done things differently by accepting the family break-up sooner, detaching myself emotionally and not being too reactive.

Dad, Craig

If you can possibly afford counselling for yourself, do it. It really helped me see that my family of 4 was still a real family and not incomplete without 5 of us

Mum, Vicky

Allow your children to have a different opinion to your own. Infact, allow anyone (friends, family and your children) to have their own opinion on both your ex-partner and the circumstances of your separation. They can't share your hurt and trying to make them do so will only harm them and your relationships.

Mum Diane

Look after yourself, ask for help, make friends with other single parents, do new things.

Dad, Moestak

I wish I had taken more time to introduce my new partner to my daughter.

Mum, Bridie

Recommended Books To Support Parents And Children

We are often being asked by parents to recommend books that might support them during and post separation. Support in how to talk to the children is perhaps one of the most common requests we get for additional reading support. We have been asking parents and professionals for their input and would welcome further suggestions for any books or resources that you found useful  – please let us know.