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43 Survival Guide


Finances If your not working – don’t rush out to work. This isn't a time to panic– you need to take care of yourself and the children fi rst – so get yourself down to the Unemployment offi ce and fi nd out what sort benefi ts your entitled to. Give yourself a couple of months – no longer and then start thinking about work – get your CV up to scratch and use your network as well as Recruitment agencies etc to get your name out there. If you are working – inform your manager, you will need him/her as you may need to take time off during the fi rst few months – it can be a rough time. Ensure that your paying/ receiving child support. Try to work this out sensitive subject amicably with your ex – ensure that the right child support is being paid – this will save you both so much grieve in the long run.


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Get Childcare (depending on how old your children are)


If your children are young – you will need to sort out child care for before and after school – unless you are able to use your network of family/friends to help out.


As tempting as it is – try and maintain a good relationship with your ex – being on bad terms will not help. Focus on why you fell in love with them in the fi rst place /the gorgeous children you have with them.


Focus on the Positive – it will do you BOTH so much good. My dad always said to me and I always remember it ' Remember there is Always someone worse off than You'


Helen Lingard has been living in New Zealand for the last 20 years. Mother of two children, Helen is a life coach for single parents and an entrepreneur


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