Posts tagged ‘Divorce’

July 8, 2013

Charles Saatchi: The Hole Gets Deeper

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My favourite TV chef  Nigella Lawson has remained silent in the four weeks since those now infamous paparazzi photos of her husband Charles Saatchi ‘grasping’ her neck, pinching her nose and covering her mouth.  Charles Saatchi has now announced through a Sunday newspaper that he is filing for divorce as Nigella has not come out to publicly defend his actions.

It is rather odd that we’ve been given such a deeply personal glimpse

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May 24, 2013

Dear Diary

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Not another one!!

Dear Diary

I’m in my 30s and single.  Yeah, I’m ‘looking for lurve’ but I’m not in the slightest desperate and I’m happy enjoying my life with my friends and family.

Recently, in Delhi,  I have been approached by so many married men, one married to a very dear friend of mine, that have tried to kiss me and one even propose to me! Despite being already married.  Another married man thought nothing of sharing his sick fantasy – he wanted another two children with me besides his others.  Not with me mate!

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March 12, 2013

High Pryce To Pay

Vicky Pryce

Am I alone in feeling sorry for Vicky Pryce? She was sitting next to her husband whom she loved for almost 30 years and he turned to her and said it was over, he was with a younger woman, he wanted a divorce. And then he went to the gym.

Then the press find the whole thing hilarious because the younger woman had been in a relationship with another woman.

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May 2, 2012

Rich List Women

The top 5 women in the Sunday Times Rich List are said to be there by default, meaning that they are there through divorce or inheritance write Jane Martinson in the Guardian. In fact the 8th woman in the list, Dame Mary Perkins, founder of Specsavers, is the first woman to accumulate her fortune of £870million through her own business venture and is 84th on the overall list. Apparently, there are no men in the Sunday Times Rich List who have amassed a fortune through marriage or inheritance. What none of them have inherited a family business that their father built????

Martinson suggests that this is no triumph for feminism but I do beg to differ?

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April 26, 2012

Why Are Women Always To Blame?

Dear Diary

What is it about Asian society that will always blame the woman for everything that goes wrong and for nothing that goes right?

Gossiping among men is as potent as the stereotypes against women portray……. In fact it is even more dangerous because they are taken seriously.

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August 31, 2011

Love, Marriage, Divorce

Falling out of love has replaced affairs as the main reason for divorce, according to a survey conducted by accountancy firm Grant Thornton. 27% of divorces relate to couples falling out of love compared to the 25% that are a result of an affair. Startling!

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August 10, 2011

First Wives Club

The Guardian reported a new craze of divorce parties taking place in the States to help women get rid of their possessions, make some cash and give to charity – turning a negative into a positive and so on.  It’s sort of the theme that runs through a movie I watched over the weekend, First Wives Club.

This movie is on constant repeat on Sky and Freeview but it’s such a gem of a movie I love it every time (such as last Sunday).  It’s a hilarious movie starring Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler

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August 4, 2011

How To Look Good Single

It has been reported that one of the reasons J Lo filed for divorce is her ex-husband’s insistence on trying to control what she wore.  How dated!

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July 19, 2011

JLo’s Back!

Our generation’s Elizabeth Taylor, the most fabulous Jennifer Lopez announced she is divorcing her manorexic husband.

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June 28, 2011

Living The Oedipus Complex

Dear Diary,

Recently, I heard the tragic tale of a young divorced woman who had just come out of living what could only be referred to as Freud’s theory of the Oedipus Complex.

She described to me the strange relationship that her husband had with his mother. At first she thought it was odd, as her husband’s family were more tactile than hers, but then she felt it was extremely abnormal and something needed to be done about it.

 

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June 16, 2011

It’s Over

Liz Hurley finalised her divorce to old what’s his name, the Indian chap who no one cares about, in 92 seconds. Is that a record breaker or is that normal?

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May 30, 2011

Maltesers Melt Away From Religion

72% of Maltese voted in favour of legalising divorce in a referendum over the weekend, a welcome move towards the 21st Century.  Their prime minister is gutted though as he led the ‘no’ campaign on the majority Catholic island. 

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March 9, 2011

India’s Jane Austen, Manju Kapur

I read today that Asia House is hosting an interview with one of my favourite Indian authors, Manju Kapur. Her new book Custody is an intimate portrait of marital break-ups in upper-middle class Delhi in the 90’s and the tragedy of legal battles that change the lives of both adults and children.

What a poignant time for this book.

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