For most couples, pregnancy is a wonderful time when they become closer to the prospect of becoming parents and embarking on this amazing journey.
You’ve finally managed to get the courage and support to leave your abusive partner. You think you can breathe again and start rebuilding your life. Think again. Immediately post separation is a very dangerous time for abused women. Your ex is now furious; you have escaped his control and left without his permission. He is desperate to get his control back. You belong to him and you have dared to think otherwise!
On 21st May 2019, the British Government announced there would be a review of the family courts and how they do not protect children from abusive fathers. The review will be run by Ministry of Justice and will run for three months. The panel will include leading academics, charities, and senior members of the judiciary. This follows an investigation by the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme, and a call for a full independent review by MP Louise Haigh, Shadow Minister for Policing. The Prime Minister Theresa May rejected calls for a full independent review saying that there was no evidence that the Family Courts weren’t putting the safeguarding of children first, despite four children having been killed in court ordered contact with their father despite him being a domestic abuser.
Last year my two-year–old daughter started waking up at night crying several times in the night. She would say she was hungry, or had had a bad dream, or she was missing us, or she just couldn’t sleep. This was disturbing, not only her sleep, but ours as well, and we were getting very tired. We got to the point where it couldn’t carry on, so I asked around my friends and family to see what they did when their toddlers woke up at night.
Belize is a Central American country, bordered by Guatemala and Mexico to the west and north. The Caribbean Sea borders Belize to the east with its crystal-clear water, coral reef, and lovely sandy beaches. It is also made up of a number of beautiful islands. English is the official language of Belize, although Creole, Spanish, Maya and Garifuna are also spoken. Inland Belize is dense jungle.
Belize is a country in Central America, bordering Mexico and Guatemala, and situated on the Caribbean Sea. As a British Colony until the 1980s, its official language is English, but as many of the inhabitants are descendants of African slaves, Creole is the other major language. There are also a large number of Latin immigrants. Belize has a population of about 395,000, and a land area of about twice the size of Jamaica. Most days four or more cruises lines arrive in the harbours, with about 15,000 tourists from Europe and North America. The country was the centre of the Mayan Civilisation, which has left many temples and pyramids, most of which haven’t been excavated yet.