Reflections on The Split

20 March 2020

Reflections on The Split – S2, E6: …and that’s a wrap

Tuesday saw the emotional final episode of series 2 of The Split which involved many of the key characters going their separate ways. In this blog, Connie Atkinson reflects on how to support children through separation together and ways of resolving practical arrangements on divorce.

Connie Atkinson

11 March 2020

Reflections on The Split – S2, E5: Sex tapes, bugging and workplace relationships

In this episode, the fallout from Hannah and Christie’s affair continues to escalate. The sex tape (containing images of Fi, her husband (Richie) and the nanny) has been leaked to the tabloids; Fi spent the night with her lawyer, Christie, which was subsequently discovered by Richie who has bugged Fi’s house; Richie “abducted” Hannah and Nathan’s children to a rock concert; and Nina, a mum-to-be, faced up to her alcohol addiction.

4 March 2020

Reflections on The Split – S2, E4: Child arrangements, adoption and a potential sex tape scandal

This week’s episode of The Split began with high drama between Hannah and Christie following the secret that Nina let slip at the end of the last episode. The issues between Hannah’s client, Fi, and her husband, Richie, continued to develop so Hannah and Christie were forced to work together despite their personal differences. Fi and Richie couldn’t agree on the arrangements for their three children so a joint meeting was arranged with their lawyers.

Sarah Dodds

26 February 2020

Reflections on The Split – S2, E3: Non-molestation orders, a rehab romance and protecting the family wealth

The third instalment of this series of The Split developed the concerning storyline of Richie’s coercive and controlling behaviour towards his wife Fi and introduced a new case involving a mother’s attempts to force the annulment of her son’s marriage to prevent his new husband claiming a share of their family wealth.

Cate Maguire

19 February 2020

Reflections on The Split – S2, E2: A French love affair and a race to court

This week’s episode of The Split gave us further insight into the Hansens’ family life with red flags starting to show in respect of Richie’s behaviour towards Fi. Towards the end of the episode, Hannah makes reference to controlling and coercive behaviour – a topic we have previously blogged about here. We will watch to see how that storyline develops and what advice and assistance Hannah is able to provide to Fi to extricate her from what is starting to look like a deeply troubling relationship.

Colleen Hall (née Nwaodor)

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