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Betsy Ross, LICSW CGP
Betsy is the founder of BetsyRossCoaching, offering relationship and divorce coaching services (before, during, and after divorce) to clients and co-parents. Betsy also offers Weekend Retreats For Professional Women providing getaway weekends filled with networking, connection, new learning, and replenishment for attorneys, accountants, financial pros, mortgage specialists, therapists, etc.

Betsy Ross is a co-founder of DivorceAndRenewal, which sponsors DivorceAndRenewal Spa Bootcamp for Women. Visit for more information on programs for divorcing women.

Betsy Ross’s training in three different specialties – as a licensed psychotherapist, divorce and transition coach and as a mediator, have provided her with a large repertoire of tools to choose from when helping clients transition out of marriage toward a more successful future. For the past 20 years, Betsy has helped individuals, couples and families to fight less, talk more, and improve their ability to solve problems via improving their communication and relationship skills.
Ms. Ross has provided seminars and workshop series at the Harvard Medical Center, the Massachusetts Institute for Technology, and Boston College’s Graduate School of Social Work on topics relevant to couples, individuals, and families. Betsy is also a frequent blogger on marriage, divorce, and family related issues at The Patch.

Betsy’s work also includes providing training to master’s level social workers in divorce coaching and collaborative divorce as she particularly enjoys teaching other therapists and counselors how to transfer their clinical talents into effective coaching skills.

Entries by Betsy Ross, LICSW CGP

So You Know About the Affair... Now What?

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 1:25 PM

Recently, a friend who had just learned of his wife's affair asked, "Now that I know, what should I do?" Many new clients walk in my door with this same question in mind. The implication is that learning about infidelity demands an immediate response or action. Certainly, the idea of...

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The Power of an Apology in Divorce

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 12:17 PM

For divorcing and divorced spouses, a heartfelt apology can work wonders in beginning to heal relationships and in settling disputes. Insincere apologies, however, when used strategically to control or manipulate -- to try to win or get something, can wreak havoc on divorce negotiations and damage already fragile relationships.

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When Your Ex-spouse and Co-parent Won't Cooperate

(25) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 4:26 PM

When a co-parent won't cooperate or stop fighting, it can be positively maddening. Ex-spouses can become immersed in rage, frustration, and a sense of powerlessness when their co-parenting partnership isn't working. This can leave little energy for either to move ahead with their post-divorce lives.

You cannot...

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After Divorce Complications: Friends, Grandkids And Others

(4) Comments | Posted July 13, 2012 | 12:45 PM

Unfortunately, divorce isn't like a stubbed toe that hurts intensely at the time but fades away after a while with -- hopefully -- no scar; instead, divorce can act more like a gluten allergy --always there, lurking and waiting to be triggered, then arriving uninvited to wreak havoc on our...

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What Do Divorcing Women Want And Need?

(6) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 12:35 PM

Although it can be easy to make a big difference in the life of a woman going through divorce, many of us don't have a clue how to respond or what to do. Here are some concrete suggestions you can use to help a divorcing or divorced woman in your...

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Press 'Enter' To Start Dating

(21) Comments | Posted April 9, 2012 | 12:27 PM

"Do I dare look for a boyfriend online? What site should I use? How do I protect my privacy? Can this really be happening?" Fran asked herself these and many other questions before she ventured into the weird and sometimes wacky world of online dating. This certainly wasn't what she...

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The Perfect Divorce Toolkit

(15) Comments | Posted March 28, 2012 | 12:45 PM

Emma marched into her office, sat herself down and said to anyone willing to listen, "Divorce is so ironic: I feel awful, anxious, and angry, but everyone tells me I have to do my best decision-making and negotiating, now. How on earth am I supposed to do that?"

Emma's right....

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