I have just responded to a topic and have realised just how helpful this site is. Advice and encouragement comes from all. Knowing you are not alone and you are among "friends" keeps the mood brighter on occasions. My own story is mild compared to some, but coming to terms with separation and eventual divorce after 24 years is still daunting. My wife and I are miles apart in our opinions over the financial split. It would be great to stay out of the hands of solicitors and courts and I honestly do not want to fall out with my wife(some chance!)Anyway, the reason for this post is to say thanks for the advice and help I have already had and will undoubtedly receive in the future.