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When he split from his wife of ten years, Richard Simpson discovered it wasn't easy to get access to the sort of advice he felt he needed. "With all the turmoil that was going on around me, I needed someone to talk to about how I felt." he says. "The divorce and everything associated with it was always on my mind. It dominated my every thought. At the time, I needed to communicate my thoughts to someone; I was obsessed with it." Richard had a real need to get his thoughts down on paper and the person most readily available was his solicitor. "He was more than happy to be my sounding board, but his support came with the inevitable price tag," he reflects now. Thinking back, Richard believes his main feeling when he was going through his divorce was loneliness. He no longer lived with the family he had spent over a quarter of his life with, and although he had a few good friends and close family to support him, he did not want to burden them. It was then that the Internet became his..