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Victoria Pendleton, Sexless Marriage, Divorce Settlement Review

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 13 September 2012

Victoria Pendleton talks to Jenni about the pressure of being an elite athlete, winning gold at 2012, self-harm, looking feminine and life after cycling. Making a sexless marriage work. The first in our series featuring the first woman in the family to go to university - Josine Maynard juggles study with bringing up her two young children. And the Law Commission review of divorce settlements.

Chapters

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  • Law Commission Review of Divorce Settlements

    Professor Elizabeth Cooke, joins Jenni, along with Family Lawyer Julia Thackray of Penningtons Solicitors LLP, to discuss what divorce might look like in the future.

  • Victoria Pendleton

    Victoria Pendleton talks to Jenni Murray about the feelings of doubt and frustration that led her to self-harm; and her relief at giving it all up and moving on to the next stage of her life.

  • Sexless Marriages

    A new film, “Hope Springs” is set to become a talking point as it features a couple trying to revive their sexless marriage. Jenni speaks to Paula Hall from the relationship counsellors, Relate.

  • First Woman in the Family to go to university: Josine Maynard

    Catherine Carr went to meet Josine Maynard, a young single mother of two to see how going to university is changing her life.

  • Law Commission Review of Divorce Settlements

    Divorce laws in England and Wales have not seen reform in almost 40 years – but now the Law Commission is asking the public to help update them. Consultation began this week on how non-matrimonial property and assets should be shared and the need for financial support. The role of prenuptial agreements is also being assessed. Professor Elizabeth Cooke, one of the Law Commissioners heading the Consultation joins Jenni, along with Family Lawyer Julia Thackray of Penningtons Solicitors LLP, to discuss what divorce might look like in the future – and how the changes might affect women.

    The Law Commission: Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements
  • Victoria Pendleton

    Gold medal winning track cyclist Victoria Pendleton talks to Jenni Murray about the feelings of doubt and frustration that led her to self-harm; her journey from a little girl peddling furiously on her bike to keep up with her father - to ten years at the top of world cycling; and her relief at giving it all up and move on to the next stage of her life.

    Between then Lines - The Autobiography, by Victoria Pendleton with Donald McRae.

  • Sexless Marriages

    When you are in the first throes of a romance, there is often passion in abundance! But as time rolls by, children arrive and there may be other pressures from work, struggling with the finances or health problems - then the bedroom becomes more a focus for sleep than sex! Separate bedrooms may even become the norm. And now a new film called “Hope Springs” is set to become a talking point as it features a couple trying to revive their sexless marriage. Jenni speaks to Paula Hall from the relationship counsellors, Relate.

    “Hope Springs” in cinemas from Friday.

  • First Woman in the Family to go to university: Josine Maynard

    When Josine Maynard got pregnant at 17, she thought her ambitions of going to university would never be realised. Fast forward to 2012 and she is just starting her final year of her degree – which she juggles with caring alone for her two little boys. Catherine Carr went to meet her early one Monday morning, for school and nursery drop off, to see how going to university is changing her life.

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