Episode #88: How to help a friend or family member going through a separation
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The Divorce Podcast
Episode #88: How to help a friend or family member going through a separation
Jul 26, 2023 Season 1 Episode 88
Verity Glasgow

In this episode Kate was joined by Verity Glasgow, CEO of the relationship charity, Oneplusone to discuss friends and family in the context of relationship breakdown. 

OnePlusOne has more than fifty years of experience in creating evidence-based early intervention resources to help people build and maintain healthy relationships. Verity is committed to the digital transformation of relationship support services and has been a driving force behind some of OnePlusOne‚Äôs most recent projects, including the rollout of digital conflict reduction interventions and securing government funding to develop a new app to support separating parents. This episode is aimed at friends and family of anyone separating or going through a divorce so please share this episode with your network as most of us know someone who is splitting up. 

Kate and Verity begin this episode by touching on what happens when someone goes through a separation. They explore the role that friends and family play and the danger of misplaced advice.  Kate and Verity discuss how others 'war stories' often lead to rash decision-making because of fear. With a lack of information in the public domain on how to help friends and family who are separating, they end this episode by looking at five things to keep in mind when talking to people about their separation, with the goal of helping people end relationships in a kinder and better way.