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This Couple's Divorce Selfie Is Surprisingly Sweet

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.01.2015 | Divorce

Let's get divorced -- but first, let's take a selfie.  Canadian couple Shannon and Chris Neuman did just that last Thursday, filing for divorce a...

10 Smart Back-To-School Tips For Divorced Parents

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.24.2015 | Divorce

Back-to-school season is stressful for all parents but it's a little more complicated when you're divorced: Who's doing the annual trek to Target to ...

Divorce and Back to School. Bittersweet.

Rosemond Perdue Cranner | Posted 08.11.2015 | Divorce
Rosemond Perdue Cranner

It's that time of year again. Our kids go back to school and we go back to having a life. This season of new glue sticks and shiny uniforms makes me a little bit sad, especially now that my marriage has fallen apart.

5 Questions That Keep Kids First in Co-Parenting

Karen Becker | Posted 07.23.2015 | Divorce
Karen Becker

The kids come first. Every person going through a divorce says this, but when things get tough and emotions are at an all time high, how do you make sure the kids continue to be a priority rather than arguments with the ex becoming more important?

10 Ways Divorce Changes Your Parenting -- For The Better

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.24.2015 | Divorce

 You don't know how strong and capable you are as a parent until you're forced to raise your kids on your own. Whether you have full or shared c...

Divorce All-Stars: Demi Moore & Bruce Willis are Co-Parenting BOSSES

James J. Sexton | Posted 07.20.2015 | Divorce
James J. Sexton

There are a lot of mistakes you can make while in the process of getting a divorce. Let's face it: your negative emotions probably own your life, and you've started some not-so-great habits like having your first end-of-the-day glass of wine at 2 pm ... It's a recipe for disaster.

Moms and Stepmoms: Making the Relationship Successful

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 07.20.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

We get a lot of raised eyebrows when we show up at events together. We are often commended by school teachers and doctors for showing up at parent teacher conferences and medical appointments together.

Why YOU, Not a Judge, Should Resolve Child-Related Disputes

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 07.17.2015 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

Family-focused divorce attorney Larry Sarezky is passionate about keeping parents out of court when handling disputes over child custody. Based on decades of experience Larry knows that long-term outcomes work out better when the decisions are made by the parents themselves rather than left to the legal system.

The Day I Told My Daughter We Were Divorcing

Rosemond Perdue Cranner | Posted 07.08.2015 | Divorce
Rosemond Perdue Cranner

There are those moments in our life that change us forever. Those moments that we remember so vividly. The sounds. The colors. Tiny details that become a part of us. Moments that we sometimes wish we could wash away from our brains.

10 Key Parenting Questions To Ask Yourself After Divorce

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 07.06.2015 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

To help parents co-parent more effectively I've created a list of significant questions to ask yourselves. I share these during mentoring sessions with parents not only before, but long after the divorce as well.

6 Ways To Make Co-Parenting Less Stressful

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.24.2015 | Divorce

The goal of co-parenting after divorce is simple: Like any other parent, you want to ensure that your kids are happy, healthy and set up for succe...

What I Wish Every Co-Parent Knew

Karen Becker | Posted 06.19.2015 | Divorce
Karen Becker

My job is to work with families, primarily divorced families, and help them overcome conflict. That conflict usually comes from the same place -- fear.

A Year Ago and a Year Later

Jessica Kahan | Posted 06.18.2015 | Divorce
Jessica Kahan

Eighteen months ago we made the decision to get divorced. Fifteen months ago we were separated. Five months ago our divorce was official. But it's the year I'm coming upon that seems the most significant.

What We Wish You Knew About Our Divorce

Jessica Kahan | Posted 06.05.2015 | Divorce
Jessica Kahan

It's true, isn't it? I am that person. I lack a filter at times and want to (g-d forbid) talk about the tough stuff. I'm a firm believer in the power of talking. It's my process. It's my thinking out loud. I'm far from alone.

Why We're So Proud of You ... and of Us ... on your Graduation Day

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 06.03.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Tomorrow you will graduate from elementary school. Tomorrow we will all sit in little folding chairs in the cafeteria, watching proudly as you and your classmates line up and walk onto the stage to receive your diplomas.

This Divorced Dad Has a Big Problem

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 06.02.2015 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

No matter how much at odds the two of you are, your biggest priority should be making sure you are both raising those kids.

The Parenting Relay Race

Ashlee Gadd | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Ashlee Gadd

We're learning the ins and outs of our own exhaustion, our own debilitating frustration, our own shortcomings as parents. We're learning to read each other better, to understand the different types of tired, to notice the I-can't-do-this-anymore looks on each other's faces.

5 Ways To Help Your Kids Thrive After Divorce

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 05.28.2015 | Divorce
Samantha Rodman PhD

All divorces are painful, but those between parents of small children can be particularly hard, since you worry about your children's emotional welfare on top of all of the other stressors involved in your divorce.

Putting Our Kids First

Jessica Kahan | Posted 05.21.2015 | Divorce
Jessica Kahan

We did it and no one turned into a pumpkin. We did it and no one cried. We did it and while parts of it were awkward and new, overall it was surprisingly normal. Our kids starred in the school play for three nights and we were ALL there to support them.

Don't Tell Me I'm Lucky To Have A 'Good' Divorce

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 05.20.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

Everyone tells me how lucky I am to have the best divorce ever. Lucky my ex is a good dad. Lucky my ex and I are not psychopaths. Lucky we get along. In general, everyone is so happy... Except for us.

Keeping Your Relationship Hydrated

Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC

Just like tiny raindrops, there are small things you can do every day to fill up the reserves. The more drops or positive things you pour into the relationship, the more cushion you have for the dry spells. The result is a strong foundation of trust, love and patience.

Parental Alienation Following Divorce: Too Easily Rationalized or Overlooked

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 05.07.2015 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

It's important for all divorced parents to reflect on their relationship with their former spouse and how it may be subtly or overtly affecting the emotional and psychological well-being of their children.

Recipe for an Apology

Tara Fass | Posted 06.22.2015 | Divorce
Tara Fass

As Paula Spencer Scott, wrote in 7 Ways to Handle a Hothead -- Without Blowing Your Top steadying yourself with people who feel slighted is challenging. In my line of work, this would be hurt and angry co-parents and their children.

Every. Other. Weekend. Coping With Custody.

Heather Leiva | Posted 06.22.2015 | Divorce
Heather Leiva

I remind myself I am lucky. Every other weekend means they have two sets of parents who love them. I am lucky to have a beautiful family in whatever capacity I can get it.

5 Important Things Divorce Taught Me About Myself

Lisa Doust | Posted 06.21.2015 | Divorce
Lisa Doust

Even though it took me a long time to recover from my heartbreak, the experience has definitely given me inner reserves of strength and deepened my empathy. When the going gets tough, I know I'm capable of pushing through all obstacles.