Choosing a divorce mediator is the first agreement divorcing spouses make together at the beginning of the divorce mediation process. It will be one of the most important decisions spouses reach during their divorce.
One would think that after spending almost 20 years living in downtown Chicago it would be unlikely that I fall victim to a scam. Not the case. A couple weeks ago, I took my kids to the Cubs game. It was a perfect weather day, we had great seats, the game was nail biting, and the hot dogs delicious. Everyone was happy.
Spend time on you. Graduate and Commence! It's not selfish, it's selfless. Remove the baggage wherever you can. I have a friend that refers to "all those rocks in my backpack". Whatever the analogy, give it a try!
It isn't structure or size that makes a family, it's love.
Ladies, if you don't already think like the following woman does, start now. Guys, if the following woman is any indication of how women approach divorce, then you're all screwed. Learn from her.
Hating your ex is toxic. It is toxic to your kids, to your professional life, to your romantic relationships and mostly to yourself. Hating long enough will kill you. It's a really, really bad disease.
Are you a self-righteous married person? I was. I thought (and sometimes said) many of those things about people around me getting divorced. I was scared of divorce. I needed people around me to stay married and keep the hope alive that marriage is a good thing; that it can work out.
In the context of a divorce, mediation is a good thing. It offers folks a real opportunity to settle their divorce without the acrimony or expense of ...
Although I like Facebook a lot, I think there are so many evils that come with the social media giant, and that for divorcees and those going through a breakup, it truly can be the devil.
I had jury duty this week, and I was totally unprepared for all the emotions it stirred up. At first I was looking forward to it, wondering if I might...
Most mamas have their personal Ken doll and second babies on the way, and I'm over here in my beach shack with Tanner, trying to eat clean(ish) and working on my abs to stay a babe, ya know, since I'm single now.
In my view the #1 predictor of a break up would be the rate at which the partners in a relationship stop demonstrating the small daily gestures that make you feel special and loved and connected in that relationship.
All relationships go through peaks and valleys. The couples that make it through tough times rise up -- together -- and face the issues head-on. They get real. They get honest. They listen, and talk about things that may have slipped through the cracks.
Have you met someone else? Are you tired of the fighting? Does she just not 'get' you? Could you be more of a cliché?
Shock will surely run rampant through your circle. Your friends will criticize you endlessly and your mother will warn that you'll end up alone. Even your dog will shoot you a look of deep regret. Regardless, you have your own reasons to do it.
Withholding, what is it? Well it is a defined as an emotionally abusive behavior or tactic, a form of denying, refusing to communicate or do something...