The beginning of the year is when divorce rates peak in the UK and lawyers see a 30 per cent increase in people seeking advice on a break-up.

Going through a split is often very stressful for those involved so divorce coach Sara Davison has launched an app to help people cope.

Her free self-help app – 7 Steps to a Better Break-Up – offers advice and strategies for getting through the initial stages of a split.

Sara said: “Having battled through the festive period, many couples see the new year as the time for a fresh start, to tackle relationship issues head on.

“Break-up, separation and divorce can be a life-changing event but it doesn’t have to mean the end of your world.

“Learning to understand and manage how you feel in the early days of separation will help build your confidence and take charge of your own future.”