WHEN my wife and I divorced, it was a pretty messy business and a lot of bad things were said. I am largely over the worst of it now and happily settled with someone else – as is my ex-wife.I'm really upset though, that the relationship with my children is not as good as it should be. They are now 22 and 24 and I know I put them through a lot.I'm sure they blame me for breaking up the family home because, since they've left home, they've both had a string of failed relationships and my son still refuses to talk to me. He's living in a depressing neighbourhood and people have told me that he looks miserable most of the time. My daughter has a demanding job and works very long hours, so when I do eventually talk to her (which isn't often) she's usually very tired and wants to end the conversation quickly.I hate what the split up has done to my family and, while I wouldn't want to get back together with my ex-wife, I wish I could go back to the way we used to be with my children.It … [Read more...] about Ask Fiona: How can I have a better relationship with my kids after divorce?
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0 Have your say Seaham Red Star manager Mark Collingwood has opened up about the positive impact spending time on a Northern League touchline has had on his personal life. Collingwood suffered personal tragedy in May when he lost both of his parents within the space of just over three weeks.Those tragic losses preceded his return to Red Star, a club he took from the brink of relegation in the Wearside League to the top six in Northern League Division One during his first spell in charge between 2014 and 2017.The return to the dugout has brought an escape from off-field issues and Collingwood described the feeling of being in the game again as “like a drug”.“The last year has felt impossible to deal with,” explained the Red Star boss, who originally left the club to join Jarrow Roofing, as it was closer to his parents.“I left Red Star the first time to be closer to my family when it was needed due to illness and since then I lost both … [Read more...] about I was in a dark place, but football has helped me cope with tragedy – Seaham manager Mark Collingwood opens up
Michael Carrick has lifted the lid on the depression that plagued him in the wake of Manchester United's Champions League defeat by Barcelona in 2009, claiming it rendered him 'totally numb' and has never truly left him. The former England midfielder, who now works as part of Jose Mourinho's coaching team, has hidden his turmoil in the decade since United were beaten 2-0 in Rome. The defeat came only a year after Carrick and Co lifted the trophy after overcoming Chelsea in Moscow. But now the midfielder has laid bare his struggles over the past few years - and how that night in Rome affected both his family and footballing life. Michael Carrick has revealed he suffered depression after the Champions League final in 2009 United were beaten 2-0 in Rome and the midfielder was left frustrated by his own performance Carrick has since hung up his boots and is now part of Jose Mourinho's coaching team 'I left Rome but I don't think Rome has ever really left me. When I … [Read more...] about Carrick opens up on depression after Champions League final in 2009
'I'd like to think I paved the way for anyone who has hang-ups on the way they look' BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Soul singer Gabrielle, who conquered the charts in the Nineties, is back with her first album in over 10 years. She talks about what inspired her to get back into the studio. By Joe Nerssessian. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/id-like-to-think-i-paved-the-way-for-anyone-who-has-hangups-on-the-way-they-look-37085088.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/article37085087.ece/40796/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-07-06_lif_42268176_I1.JPG Email Soul singer Gabrielle, who conquered the charts in the Nineties, is back with her first album in over 10 years. She talks about what inspired her to get back into the studio. By Joe Nerssessian. It's been a long 11 years since soul songstress Gabrielle released her last album. The 48-year-old boasts two Brit Awards and one of the best pop soundtracks of all time with Out of Reach, recorded for Bridget Jones's Diary in 2001. And … [Read more...] about ‘I’d like to think I paved the way for anyone who has hang-ups on the way they look’
It's an issue which affects one in three women - yet many women suffer in silence. Perinatal mental health problems - those which occur during pregnancy or in the first year following the birth of a child - includes postnatal depression and can have profound effects on women. As part of Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, several Hull mums have opened up about their own experience to raise awareness that it is OK to not be OK. Writing on the Hull Daily Mail - Family News Facebook page, these mums have bravely shared their stories, in the hope of helping others to recognise the signs and seek support. Amy Landsbury: "I tried for 10 years for a baby - then felt like a bad mum" "I suffered with post natal depression, and still have it now, said Amy Landsbury, 30. "My little girl is 10 months old, and my husband and I tried for 10 years to have her after me being told I would never be able to have children. "Such a shock to find out! People think it's all sunshine and rainbows, but my … [Read more...] about Mums share heartbreaking reality of having postnatal depression