Remember that book, What to Expect When You're Expecting? It was the number one best-seller for years, and the bible when it came to pregnancy books. It even became a movie last year. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a version of that book for divorce?
You are an active dad -- way beyond changing a few diapers. You attend to the emotional needs of your kids and are genuinely involved in caretaking: potty training, homework, tantrums. You're involved in a real, meaningful way. Here's what you should know before going into the courtroom.
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!
The key ingredient in any relationship is trust. Coupled with respect and love, trust gives you a strong basis as a couple. While trust is a bond, it is also a tenuous one, easily broken, if one of the partners constantly lies.
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.
Don't allow your spouse's bullying or your own anxiety to force you into any sudden moves. Choosing a divorce lawyer is one of the most important things you'll ever do. Researching options will pay huge financial and emotional dividends -- for the rest of your life.
No one sets out to get a divorce. No one sets out to have a car accident, either. But sometimes the minivan gets wrecked, and thank God you have insurance, right? So insure yourself.
It was necessary for me to do some spring cleaning (this past winter) post-divorce. In order to ensure that my apartment reflects the new person I feel I have become, I have had to make a few changes.
If you are contemplating a divorce or are in a period of separation, it can be a scary time in your life. There are many uncertainties: What about the kids? Who gets the house or car? How will I be able to live? How does all of this work?
While divorce is never an easy process, same-sex couples are well advised to do an extra amount of research and homework before filing. It could help to seriously reduce some of the unexpected bumps that you might encounter on the legal road ahead.
In family law, we are dealing with people who had been sexually intimate. Family law frequently involves couples who have children together. In no other area of law are people giving or receiving money without the concept of fault being involved.
Please stop crying. You should be celebrating. More likely than not, he won't be sitting home crying over you.
Why do men especially seem to struggle with divorce?
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.
I truly think that the first time you have sex after marriage is a monumental experience. It can be traumatizing, scary, sad, or strange, but it can also be exciting, fun, heart-stoppingly great, or over-the-top, out of the ballpark amazing.