In the midst of chaos and grief -- divorcing couples often discount the impact their divorce has on their youngest children. In my therapy practice, parents will often send their older children to therapy, but will report that their little ones are "doing just fine."
Marcie is my daughter's stepmom, or as we say in our family, her second mom. We've never really referred to her as stepmother unless we were trying to...
Divorce is ugly and painful. Voiced or not, when you commit to being "one" with each other, divorce is a tearing apart of that oneness and it hurts. Even the amicable divorces can leave deep scars for the couple splitting up, but also for the children.
Your choices and behavior have far-reaching consequences when you're parenting through a divorce. Being able to partition your feelings and your reactions to problems between you and your ex is essential, so that you can be a role model for your children.
Alzheimers is a disease that takes the story of your life and throws the pages of memory up in the air. Many blow away. But some land right in your hands.
If you're divorcing, it's very likely that your world is being rocked like no other time in your life. You may feel shell-shocked, unmoored, enraged or depressed.
Lena was an anomaly in our kindergarten class. Not because she was a bit bigger than the rest of us. And not because she wore those cool tennis shoes that light up at every step. No, she was different because sometimes she was picked up by her dad and sometimes by her mom.
t's been said, timing is everything. And with divorce season upon us, it's a good time to consider how kids, at different stages including adulthood, experience their parents breaking up. You might be surprised by what the experts report.
Those strangers on a train got me looking back my days as a dad by focusing on facts instead of feelings. Hence, I've developed this list for my son. It compiles all the important numbers (some estimated) that spring to mind as I contemplate life with a son who is now on his own.
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.
When I got divorced five years ago, I didn't think twice about emailing my nine-year-old's teacher on first day of school. It was elementary school, s...
As difficult as separation or divorce is on parents, we all know it can be even more difficult for our children. However, you can set the stage for your child's longer term adjustment to this life event.
The transition from summer to back-to-school can be difficult. It can be even more trying when it's the first year back to school after a divorce. My kids are going back to school in a week with the added twist of now living at two different houses.
It's almost an afterthought. We think of the child victims. We think of the lives ruined by his conduct. And when the media gets to the part about h...
As I am approaching the inevitable wind-up of the summer with my two young daughters, I would like to reflect on the time that has passed and what we have accomplished and learned.
My ex has a girlfriend. I don't know how serious it is or how serious it isn't, but she's there. Just hanging out on his Facebook page, silently. She's there, just casually mentioned by him a month ago.