Look at any list of stressful life events and divorce will feature in the top three, usually among death of a loved one, imprisonment, illness and moving house. Decreased mental and physical health, financial problems and emotional torment are all on the cards while ending a marriage. But there are women who say divorce is empowering and liberating — a rebirth not to be feared. Renee Catt doesn't hold back when describing the separation from her husband of eight years"It was shit.
Melbourne's Andrew Mashiko works as a dating and sex coach, primarily helping men to become more successful with women. It's something you could say Andrew needs to be particularly good at, given he has more than one girlfriend to keep happy. After marrying young "for all the wrong reasons" and feeling unable to express himself, Andrew got divorced and discovered the world of polyamory. Polyamory is defined as a non-monogamous relationship with the knowledge and consent of all partners involved.
Fewer people in Australia are getting married and more are getting divorced. And women in particular seem to be finding the positives in experiencing life's adventures solo. A study released earlier this year in the Journal of Women's Health which involved 80,000 women showed overall they became healthier when divorcing or separating from their husbands.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".