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Women's Divorce Issues

Each gender or sex have unique problems and issues when dealing with a marriage breakdown from separation to a final divorce.  Ordinary day to day problems or worries that we would normally take in our stride often become heightened with anxiety when the added stress of a divorce becomes apparent.

Here we have a series of articles focussed on the female or women's issues that often become relevant when dealing the traumatic events caused by a divorce. We hope some of these carefully selected articles will be of some use.

For men's issues on divorce, click here.

  • Menopause and Incontinence
    Menopause can bring uncomfortable symptoms such as incontinence in several different forms. Even younger women experience occasional bouts of urinary leakage during pregnancy, after childbirth, and sometimes even during sex. But menses seems to bring out more occasions of uncontrollable incontinence.
  • Birth Control Pills
    The alarming increase in the population because of the stationary birth rates and the ever lowering death rates of the countries brought about by the economical an social development has imposed a need to lower the birth rates.
  • Breast Augmentation Basics
    Breast augmentation has been the subject of much debate, and much has been said for and against it. Understanding the definition is, therefore, important. Breast augmentation, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is usually carried out to increase breast volume (by one or two bra cup sizes) and enhance its shape following surgery.
  • Menopause and Insomnia
    Insomnia is a very common symptom reported by numerous women at the onset of menopause. It is characterized by sleepless nights and often uncomfortable sleep such as tossing and turning in an effort to get comfortable. If you are primarily a mentally active person, it can become very difficult to calm the mind. You feel restless and irritable. Welcome to the change of life.
  • Herbs for Menopause
    Herbs for menopause and comprehensive herbal treatments for menopause relief are, at the moment, a greatly overlooked and under-used alternative health product that really does the trick for many women going through menopause and exhibiting the typical unpleasant symptoms of the menopausal stage of life.
  • 7 Ways on How to Avoid the Risks Associated with HRT
    Does hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for your menopause make your blood run cold? Many women are faced with the potential risks associated with HRT. First, let’s take a quick look at the three stages of menopause.
  • Breast enhancement pill
    New breast enhancement pills and breast enlargement pills seem to be popping up one after another on the internet, in magazines and even on television. They are the subject of ongoing controversy and speculation. Do they work? Are they just a pipe dream sold to women wanting larger breasts but not wanting to have surgery, or not being able to afford surgery?
  • How To Choose The Right Contact Lenses
    Today's contact lenses are used to correct specific vision problems or to change eye color. With all of the advances in technology, more people than ever before are able to wear contacts. There are a variety of lenses available including disposable, extended wear, flexible war, and gas permeable and even contacts for special needs.
  • Urinary Incontinence
    Childbirth and menopause are two phenomena that many women will face in their lives. Unfortunately, having children or going through menopause can create temporary or long-term issues with urinary incontinence. If you've had a baby, you've no doubt been told to do Kegel exercises, which strengthen the pubococcygeus muscles that form the pelvic floor between the legs.
  • Female Breast Reconstruction After Weight Loss Surgery
    In my pre-surgical consultation for gastric bypass weight loss surgery I remember asking my surgeon "will I lose my breasts?" He assured me, yes indeed, I would lose my breasts. Nine months and 100 pounds later they were gone.
  • Female Tummy Tuck After Massive Weight Loss with Gastric Bypass
    It took me a long time, 3 years, about 1-million ab-crunches and a few thousand miles on the treadmill before I gave in and decided to have a tummy tuck. After having lost weight with gastric bypass I was left with an apron of loose abdominal skin. A tummy tuck was my last hope to get rid of it.
  • Successful, Safe Breast Augmentation through Natural or Artificial Means
    The past decade has seen a significant rise and notice in the validity of herbal treatment for ailments and cosmetic improvements notwithstanding the area of natural breast enhancement. Most of the current breast enhancement products promise anywhere to ‘definite improvement in firmness’ to ‘within 1-3 months time’ a gain of at least one cup.
  • The Basics to Breastfeeding Your Baby
    Throughout the 9 months of your pregnancy, nature ensures that your body will be prepared to breast feed your baby. Breastfeeding will give your baby the best source of nutrients, and result in a good healthy start for your baby.
  • Addictions
    I unconsciously reach for another chocolate bar to ease my craving. As I unwrap the covering my mouth waters in anticipation of the first creamy bite. Joy fills my soul as my taste buds come in contact with the first chocolate piece and my body melts with each successive bite.
  • Breast Augmentation
    Over time, breasts may begin to lose volume or their shape changes. This can be caused by weight loss, childbirth, or just through aging. Women who desire a fuller bustline also use breast augmentation. Breast augmentation is a procedure in which an implant is surgically placed behind each breast. These implants increase the breasts’ volume and enhance their shape.
  • Yeast Infections Dealing with Them the Natural Way
    If you've ever suffered with Thrush, the word ‘Candida’ will be all too familiar. But do you know what it really is, what causes it and how to control it naturally. Candida overgrowth affects both men and women, manifesting in surprising ways, which if left unchecked, can lead to some awful consequences.
  • Breast Enhancement The Natural Way to Do It
    Having a well-filled breast is almost every woman's dream. In a society like ours where having big breasts is adored and given such emphasis, it is not surprising that every flat-chested woman desires to be well-endowed. Various breast enhancement products have come to the forefront that promise to give fuller breasts. But there's no proof that they really work.
  • Link Found Between Bone Loss and Mental Deterioration
    Mental deterioration that occurs with aging may put women at risk for increased bone loss, according to a report in the October issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Compared with women whose bone mineral density (BMD), a measure of bone strength, was in the normal range, those with spine fractures had lower scores on standardized tests of mental abilities and greater overall deterioration in mental status.
  • Facial Hair in Women What Can You Do About It
    Facial hair growth in women is something that many of us find concerning. Assuming that you are not genetically inclined to facial air (Mediterranean, Jewish and Eastern European ancestry) or have a family history of facial hair growth in women), it could be a number of things.
  • Eye Opening Information for Menopausal Women
    Bursting with tidbits of detailed information such as these, and rich with the forgotten wisdom of ancient times, NEW Menopausal Years The Wise Woman Way is the perfect guide for menopausal women of today.
  • Fertility After Forty
    The most fertile years of a woman's life are those between 18 and 28. Even into the mid-thirties, it is usually fairly easy to conceive and carry a pregnancy to term. During these years the hormones that control ovulation, enhance conception, and ensure a healthy pregnancy are usually made easily and in generous quantities. And detrimental life-style choices have not had decades of repetition to create chronic problems.
  • Help for Women with Fibroids
    Uterine fibroids are solid muscle tissue growths in the uterus. They are also called fibroid tumors, myomas, or leiomyomas. Fibroids occur so frequently (in up to half of all women over forty) that they could be considered a normal irregularity. The occasional fibroid can become enormous (medical literature reports one that was 100 pounds!), but the majority (80%) remain as small as a walnut.
  • The Healing Power of Love
    I have come to realize during my years of practice as a psychotherapist and psychiatrist that true emotional and physical healing can only come about as a result of an individual's ability to experience Love. In fact a corollary of this is that any illness is the direct result of an individual's inability to Love. I know that some might find such statements to be be bold and unsubstantiated. After all, they might ask, can we even define Love from a scientific perspective let alone measure it or its effects?
  • What is Candida
    Any of the following physical afflictions may be due to Candida Albicans, a yeast infection that begins in the digestive system and slowly spreads to other parts of the body: frequent colds, Epstein Bar Virus, bladder infections, skin eruptions, poor digestion, reproductive problems, vaginal yeast infections, fatigue, joint pain, depression, memory loss, irritability, anxiety, and mood swings.
  • What is Thrush
    Thrush, also known as Candidiasis, is a fungus found in the mouth, genitalia areas, digestive tract and skin. In healthy people, the production of "friendly" bacteria in the system prevents the fungus from causing disease. However, weakened or damaged immune systems may result in the dangerous growth of the ailment-causing fungus.
  • Should You Douche
    The only thing a woman can say for certain about her vagina is that it is drenched in mystery. And with this mystery comes a bounty of myths. One myth marring the woman’s body is the concept that her vagina is a filthy pit. Frequent marketing of feminine douches does nothing to arrest this myth. But is the vagina dirty and should a woman douche?
  • Living With RA
    When I turned 44 I never dreamed that I would have to hear my Orthopedist say that I had RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) and it was to the point I had to stop working.
  • More than Just Mum
    As mothers, we spend most of our time if not all of our time taking care of everyone. Our children need us; our husbands still need a wife and don’t forget about the house! On top of all of that, many of us work inside or outside of the home with careers that also demand 100%. In all of this is it easy to lose yourself.
  • Natural Breast Enhancement
    So, what are your options for natural breast enhancement if you are seeking ways to non-surgically alter (augment) the size of your breasts? Some may still say there is no way to increase your breast size other than breast augmentation surgery (breast implants). This, quite simply, is not true.
  • Save Your Thighs
    Dimples in your cheeks? Not so cute if we’re talking about your other ones. Blotchy self-tanners, expensive lipo, invasive lasers... women try all sorts of treatments and potions to smooth out their cellulite. The most accessible treatment, though, is cellulite cream. Many of these products promise to melt away inches from your thighs and hips, firm and contour your skin into a taut expanse, and refine and minimize your imperfections.

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