Forgiveness isn't a pardon. It acknowledges the wrongs and then wraps them in compassion and acceptance. Forgiveness is an inside job, quietly accepting the apology you never received. Forgiveness is a difficult road. But you're worth it.
2. Their relationship is working because of the "scandalous and forbidden" element.
I know it's a little nuts to equate the end of a marriage to the end of slavery and it's certainly an exaggeration, but like many marriages, it started to feel like we were wandering in the desert with no hope of a promised land.
Here are five reasons why it may be better to hire a lawyer instead of trying to handle it yourself online.
The Ethical Guidelines for Collaborative Divorce by Collaborative Divorce Institute provide in pertinent part as follows: "All Collaborative Divorce ...
being newly separated feels like you are on trial, like you are being watched and judged. It's scary. You don't know what your ex is going to do, or what moves he/she is going to make because all of a sudden, he or she has become the enemy, a total stranger. It's a horrible feeling.
As a supporter of the autism community, it is important to me that parents who are already dealing with added responsibilities in caring for their child don't carry the unnecessary burden of feeling like their marriages are all but doomed.
You also have insurances for your house, why not for your marriage and love life?!
I want to once again deconstruct aspects of Franklin Garfield's article titled "Should Divorcing Couples Who Mediate Be Talking Through Counsel?" because I find it an effective way of raising certain aspects of mediation, bringing about a discussion on those issues and educating people.
In closing, I will say this. Nothing bad can ever come from going back to work after divorce! Nothing. What you think might be a curse can turn out to be an opportunity for you to grab a life you absolutely love.
As the issue of pets in divorces continues to garner more attention, we will most probably see an increase in these types of disputes. Spouses that believe this tactic offers an easy way to gain an edge in negotiations should seriously think twice and be aware that this can come back to "bite" them in the long run.
The recent stats on midlife divorce are startling. People over 50 are divorcing in higher numbers than ever before. And women are leading the charge -- filing in greater numbers than men. The "gray divorce" rate has doubled for this population in the last two decades.
If you're estranged, bury the hatchet. It's a chance to clean your lenses. She's the mother of your kids and if anything happens to her, your children will be devastated. Do it for them.
Ever meet a guy or girl you fell really hard for who didn't turn out to be the Prince or Princess Charming you imagined? No need for eye rolling. It's...
The concept of collaborative divorce resonates deeply with me. As I have written in the past, "Collaborative divorce truly does incorporate all of the...
I came across this quote the other day and it got me thinking that these words should be the oath that divorced parents must take.