Responsible parents cooperate as co-parents during and after divorce regardless of their own personal feelings of pain or anger. But, parents need a divorce process that encourages reasonableness and problem solving, rather than a system that escalates conflict.
Rutherford, by all accounts, started losing her fight for custody the moment she started interfering with dad's relationship and access. Now, she's suffering some rather extreme consequences.
I'd never hire a nanny who looks better in a bikini than I do. Or any woman who has a six pack. I don't know about you, but the nanny I'd hire? Mrs. Doubtfire.
Issuing a joint publicity statement also has a second benefit: It tells people, very politely, that your situation is private and you would appreciate it if they would respect you enough to keep their mouths shut -- at least to your face.
We know that we shouldn't continue to be surprised about celebrity divorces, and most of the time, we're not. Take Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, for example -- that marriage seemed like a ticking time bomb. But Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale? That separation hurts!
With so many celebrity divorces occurring right now, I though I would share my opinion on the subject. Divorce is a part of life. I have many divorced friends. Over the past 12 years I have seen at least half of my married friends relationships end in divorce.
While celebrities aren't always the best examples for how to handle all life situations (ahem), you've got to hand it to 'em, they do divorce with aplomb, equanimity, and grace. Or, at least that's what we see ...
Remember the first time you met your significant other? How you felt the first time you spoke on the phone, had your first kiss, or your first night together?
When we enter a relationship to marry, most of us commit with that lifelong intent underlying our decision. But during the interim, people discover things about themselves that they didn't know going in.
Getting back out there. Dating online. Talking to people again. None of it is easy. And, it's easy to do it the wrong way. I know that it's not always easy to come clean when you are trying to make an amazing first impression but there are simply some critical things you cannot lie about.
America's beloved celebrity couple, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, known colloquially as "Bennifer" marked their 10 year anniversary this week with a divorce.
Jen, no matter what the outcome, take time to heal. Explain to your beautiful daughters in an age appropriate way. You two will always be connected through your children, who will never cease to amaze you.
Preparing yourself individually to be healthy in mind, body, and spirit will prepare you for a healthy relationship in the future.
No matter who a judge deems as "right," no matter which party loses his or her case, the truth is, the person who will be most impacted, to either his detriment or his benefit, is the child.
It is surprising and unnerving when we hear about these couples who prevailed for so long but didn't ultimately succeed at their union. It can be hard to understand what drives people to split up after so many years together.
Unwinding a relationship requires a careful undoing of emotional, physical and financial connections, and must be performed with extreme caution to achieve two intact individuals in the end.