Planning an event for the kids such as communion, bar or bat mitzvah, or even a birthday party, can turn a happy event into a nerve wrecking one.
Do remember that she is now the proud new owner of a relationship with his mother! Tell yourself how much fun she's going to have dealing with that!
If you feel like your guilt is getting in the way of having a lower conflict divorce, explore those feelings with a therapist and try to get over it in a positive way.
It's hard to imagine, but even if you never fully forgive your cheating spouse, your feelings of anger will likely soften over time. It would be tragic if you sent a destructive message now that you couldn't take back later.
I have officially held the title of single parent for twice the amount of time I was a married mom. It has not been easy. Or simple. Or all bliss. But I love the family I've made, the home we've created and the kind of mother I am always becoming.
When moving toward or out of a divorce, people tend to be in reactive mode and aren't always able to think things through as Denise seems to be doing. Instead of just getting angry, she was able to respond to the situation and handle it.
Even a well-handled divorce is a huge upheaval. For your kids, as for you, the first step toward adjusting to the "new normal" is facing and working through the tough feelings associated with the changes and losses they're experiencing.
By knowing our own weaknesses and seeking out others who compensate for them, life difficulties become a little more manageable.
Every time when divorce agreements are signed in our hotels people wish each other good luck and a positive new future. They leave our hotels on Sunday willing to embrace their new lives.
The first time I learned what divorce meant, I was seven and a half.
For more than four decades, Americans have by and large ignored the devastating consequences of divorce on our nation's families.
Here is what my ex's wife does for my children: she loves them.
The most incredible things that I have witnessed through my kids eyes have been in the past year, since I separated from their dad. And that's because now I can fully enjoy being a mom on a mission doing and enjoying every journey we take.
The time has come for you to shift gears and pour your energy into yourself rather than your failing marriage. In order to be the best version of you it is necessary to stop living in marital limbo and make the most of each day.
I was fortunate that my mom and dad had a very civilized divorce, but I have absolutely no recollection of them as a couple and they are polar opposites, which always made me feel like I came from Jupiter and Mars.
So perhaps I haven't bailed on the women I've seen lately because I can't break my newfound bachelor habit. Maybe it's just that I haven't yet felt the inspiration that leaves me wanting to break it.