My personal life is healthy and challenging. I am learning to embrace quality over quantity in all of my relationships. I recycle (most of the time). I will forever believe that Michael Keaton is the best Batman. My 25th birthday is in a few weeks. I am divorced.
Never let anyone tell you God doesn't have a sense of humor. Or that pride doesn't go before a fall.
Start the new year in a new cycle of healthy communication with your ex. You'll both be happier and your kids might even thank you for it.
I cannot thank Mr. Peters enough for putting so much effort into writing such an outstanding book and highly recommend that every professional involved in dispute and/or conflict resolution and everyone involved in a dispute and/or conflict take the time to read this book.
Should I wish my ex a happy birthday? is a question I received on my site from a guy who has been separated for about a year. I thought the best way to answer it would be to list all the pros and cons of wishing your ex a happy birthday.
I have had the privilege and pleasure of representing some amazing people over the last 21 years who just could not make it work. Some really hardworking, big-hearted, intelligent, successful and beautiful people (inside and out) have been my clients.
So what can parents do in a practical way to not diminish each other during separation? They can start by remembering they are their child's first teacher. Everybody wins when the children's needs are put first.
Women are frequently the ones that ensure that their spouse's needs are met, the kids are fed, and their nests are in order. Amidst the cooking, cleaning, worrying, and loving, the can lose themselves. And when the divorce is final, they face an identity crisis.
Specifically, there are three things your divorce lawyer probably isn't telling you, and by doing them, both of you -- heck, all parties involved, will have a more positive and effortless divorce experience.
I stood at the top of the cliff with my daughters standing on either side of me and thought about all the things I'd never done because I was afraid. I thought about how I never wanted them to see me timid again. How I wanted to show them what it looked like when you do something that scares the living shit out of you.
On October 30, 2014, I was contacted by a reporter, who asked if I could explain the Arkansas "covenant marriage" law to them. Among other things, if...
To help you avoid getting stuck in a never-ending divorce, you should know the top three things that lawyers wish they could tell you, but probably won't.
Adopt a mindset that it's good to count on your partner. Believe that you can share your deepest feelings with him/her and it will promote healthy attachment, trust and intimacy. You must let them in and embrace the idea that you don't have to go through life alone.
Divorce is a huge transition and that's why the TRANSIT Technique (Talk, Realize, Acknowledge, Nurture, Salvage, Identify, Toss) offers seven ways you can shift away from what is keeping you from your healing journey -- and move you toward a stronger, healthier you.
Your opinion is valuable, your advice even more precious. So, save it. Keep it for yourself. Odds are, you need it more than I do. So, please don't give that sh*t away, certainly not without even being asked, lest you be perceived as promiscuous.
Working out custody can require a lot of negotiating, and having someone who can do the talking for you can take the pressure off, so you don't have to worry about getting angry or upset during the meeting. Keeping calm and centered can only help you in your custody case.