Why divorce is harder when couples split up in France…Posted: November 21, 2010
Another article for Maria-Louise Sawyer today – SUNDAY TIMES newspaper.
I am delighted today to see the Sunday Times has followed up on my original exclusive story, which six months ago appeared in the Daily Mail, about the plight of British couples who move to France and then how often such a move splits them up.
Sell Your Story blog readers will recall Marie-Louise Sawyer originally emailed me through my website, Featureworld, in April this year. Maria-Louise and her husband had moved to France but when their relationship fell on hard times, he moved back to Britain, leaving her alone in their French chateau. At the time I spoke to other wives who’d also been ‘abandoned’ by their British partners in France.
Then after the feature appeared in May over two pages in the Daily Mail newspaper, I suggested to Maria-Louise as she spoke French, she ought to set up a website to help others in the same situation. Unsurprisingly! I suggested she get a WordPress site as this one is! And she did… so her organisation WAIFS (Women Alone in France) was born.
Now today I read this extraordinarily similar article in the Sunday Times, once again detailing Maria-louise’s experience – I am thrilled for Marie-Louise that from emailing me at Featureworld that day, her project took off so well. And, as at the time I was amazed at the amount of women who wrote to me saying the same thing had happened to them, it is good to see this subject addressed again in another national newspaper.
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