When you're operating at a hundred percent, you can usually tell good advice from bad advice. But when you're going through a divorce, you're not your normal, level-headed self. That means there's a high risk that you could take garbage advice seriously -- or even worse, follow it.
Do not allow your relationship to become a victim of 'the social media monster'. My advice is to invest time in your relationship. Communicate and share what's on your mind, and even more importantly listen to your partner. The future of your relationship depends on it.
People try to give you all the advice they can about breakup and divorce, like how to prepare and what you will go through and how to cope. But there are some things you never really understand until you actually do it.
I will continue to try my darndest to give her a good life. And that's what being a parent is all about.
One of the benefits of marriage is the financial advantage of two incomes and shared expenses. When couples cannot have the "dirty money" talk, their marriage suffers, resentment and distrust builds and the relationship fails.
When it comes to test-driving a separation everyone has an opinion, but no one disagrees more than your marriage counselor and your divorce attorney.
A bad divorce can destroy you and your spouse financially. Yet a strategic and intelligent divorce can lead to win-win results that both parties can live with so that they can move on towards brighter and better futures.
I can honestly say that from what I've seen, men and women going through a divorce experience hatred that runs so deep, it's frightening. I would imagine the reason for the hate is because they care so much. Think about it. People who don't care don't show or feel any emotion. They just shrug.
Although religion-based premarital counseling didn't do much in the way of benefiting or impairing my marriage, it was absolutely a catalyst to discovering that it wasn't at all the life I wanted.
Given the challenges, how can you rescue yourself from going down a tearful path? The key is knowing you don't have to follow the Hallmark notion that romantic, fairytale love is the only kind of love worth celebrating on Valentine's Day.
I was with my ex-husband for 16 years and have been divorced for three. The separation and divorce process are at times heartbreaking, heavy, confusing, and throughout it all, always enlightening.
There is nothing more empowering than knowledge. Remember that, and take the time to thoroughly understand what the pen in your hand is about to help you sign.
A person's first instinct in receiving a text or email that I call "an unsolicited attack" is to attack back. Send back a response. Defend yourself. Hurt back. But my divorce advice is do not reply. Do nothing. Do not type one key. Leave it alone.
I am of the opinion that any relationship which starts with lies and cheating has a huge chance of failure, long term. Why? Because eventually, the burden of the guilt associated with what you did catches up with you and it damages the relationship.
If you're in a relationship, it's even more important to understand what besides sex stimulates you and why. If you don't know what stimulates you, or alternatively, turns you off, how can you expect your partner to know?
Now that you've decided to file for divorce one of your first questions might be, "How much will it cost?" Unless your divorce is completely amicable, it can become very costly. But, there are a number of things you can control to help keep those costs down.