For the first time in a long time, you'll be able to roll through the holidays with a lot less drama, on average, than your past holiday seasons have likely entailed. Time to chill out and actually get a break for once.
It's Thanksgiving. The time of year when we pause to remember and mark all the things in our life we are thankful for. I can count so many things t...
Thanksgiving is upon us, in case you hadn't noticed and were wondering why that lady elbowed you in the ribs when you reached for the last can of pumpkin puree at the store. Holidays can be stressful at any stage of life, but they can be extra difficult if it's your first one as a divorcee.
The healing properties of cooking cannot be denied. Following a set of instructions and busying your hands is like hitting the reset button on your brain. With Thanksgiving coming up, odds are, you're going to be in the kitchen in one way or another.
So what can you do if the "uncoupling" is one-sided and achieving any kind of emotional resolution seems hopeless. These are four steps you can take to help you to heal.
It doesn't matter if something was done to you or by you. It doesn't matter if it was right or wrong. It doesn't matter if it was fair or unfair. What matters is that you alone are responsible for how you move forward.
Too often I see couples stuck in a long and drawn-out process of divorce. Sometimes it's almost like they are addicted to the misery of getting divorced, unable to make a positive new start.
As difficult as breaking the news can be, managing your child's behavior during and after a separation or divorce can be extremely challenging.
Divorce is difficult. No matter how common, it is one of the most challenging of life's experiences. It's not just your marital status that changes -- your entire life shifts. When divorce is personal, everything you've read, heard or seen takes on a new angle. Divorce for me was an alien concept, and the realities that came with it were not something I was prepared for. I had to re-identify myself, my role as a person, a woman, and a mother.
Here are tips for spouses who, while not actually contemplating a divorce, may want to be as fortified as possible if ever that unfortunate day arrives.
Before my divorce, I believed I was an experienced "griever." I thought I knew all there was to know about grief: how it feels, how to handle it, and most important, how to survive it.
People define happiness differently, but in the context of divorce, happiness may be as simply defined as "moving forward."
A great way to coping with divorce is to ask yourself, "Would I rather be the ex-wife or the new wife?" If you are really honest with yourself, you'll pick you.
Staying in an unhappy relationship is costing you in your business, even if you're not aware of it. Even if it's not affecting the bottom line... yet. But it will if you stay unhappy. So what can you do to ensure that saying sayonara to your husband doesn't mean saying adios to your business too?
My husband was my family for many years, and now that is gone too. So, my friends are my family.
For couples who are going through separation or divorce, anger is often anything but healthy.