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The Importance Of Traveling Solo After Divorce

Julie Morey | Posted 09.25.2015 | Divorce
Julie Morey

For me, travel was the ultimate cure for my divorce. For you it might be something else entirely. The key is to find out. To get out there. To explore. To dream. To remember who you were before you got caught up in your marriage and all its problems. It's a great big ol' world. Get out there and explore!

I Rediscovered Sex After My Divorce, And It Was Hot, Hot, HOT

Divorced Moms | Posted 07.28.2015 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

Once the divorce was finalized, I was like a 21-year-old let out at a bar for the first time.

Add This One Thing to Your Life and Recover Faster From Your Divorce

Susan Pease Gadoua | Posted 07.09.2015 | Divorce
Susan Pease Gadoua

Finding the right support during divorce can be challenging to say the least. Friends who you thought would be there aren't, family is in upheaval and not necessarily available to you due to their own pain, and best friends--who are always amazing--will get worn thin in time.

How To Make Sure You Don't Marry Someone Just Like Your Ex

Honoree Corder | Posted 06.18.2015 | Divorce
Honoree Corder

Almost 20 years ago, long before divorce was even a thought (and I was still fairly happily married to my first husband), one of my girlfriends was lamenting her husband's lack of... well, something.

7 Ways To Breakup Like A Boss

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.05.2015 | Divorce

The old breakup clichés are just that -- clichés. There's entirely no need to become the pajama-clad woman crying into a bowl of ice cream, or the n...

What to Do When Your Husband Walks Out the Door (Without Warning and Without You!)

Lee Gaitan | Posted 05.27.2015 | Divorce
Lee Gaitan

I hope you never have to experience a divorce at all, and certainly not one as brutal as mine, but, just in case, here are some tips about what to do when your husband walks out the door without you.

Life After Divorce: One Year Later

Julie Connolly | Posted 05.19.2015 | Divorce
Julie Connolly

I share my year of adaptation, struggle, triumph, grief and joy -- yes joy -- to imbue you with hope as you ponder the abyss following the end of your relationship. A lot can happen in one year, and some of it is really good.

What Happened When I Stopped Crying Over My Divorce

Divorced Moms | Posted 03.28.2015 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

By Nancy Lay-King for I spent the first thee months after filing for divorce crying. I had no idea that much water existed in my bod...

4 Things That Women Need for Divorce Recovery

Natalie Gregg | Posted 01.08.2015 | Divorce
Natalie Gregg

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.

All Available Light: Positive Parenting Energy Is Never Lost

John McElhenney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
John McElhenney

When there is still war in your blood, you need to take it outside, discharge your cannons elsewhere. There is nothing to be gained from launching negative attacks on your ex. Nothing.

What You Need To Know When Dating Again After Divorce

Christina Pesoli | Posted 11.08.2013 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

Because many women have been raised to think "catching a man" is their top objective, women often approach dating as a prolonged marketing campaign. By spending your time trying to sell, you forget to consider whether you're interested in buying.

Divorce Role Model: Celebrity Edition! Why Katie Holmes Deserves to Be Your Leading Lady

Christina Pesoli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

When you're slogging through a divorce sometimes it's hard to imagine what your future is going to look like. That uncertainty can breed anxiety -- and too much anxiety can hamper a healthy divorce recovery.

How to Keep Ghosts From Marriages Past From Haunting your House This Holiday Season

Christina Pesoli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

Women who are not in relationships make easy prey. They suddenly find themselves nostalgic for the time before their divorce when everyone was one big happy family. If this describes you, black magic is playing tricks on your mind. You weren't one big happy family. That's why you got a divorce.

Going Through a Divorce? Here's Your Halloween Costume Fashion Guide!

Christina Pesoli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

The name of the game is to avoid costumes that play into how society portrays divorcing women generally, or how your ex is trying to depict you specifically.

25 Lies About Divorce

Posted 09.16.2013 | Divorce

By Dr Karen Finn for Maybe "lies" is a bit strong. Maybe you're more comfortable with the words "myths" or "stories". I was, when I o...

Get Out of the Race and on the Roller Coaster to Divorce Recovery

Dr. Andra Brosh | Posted 10.20.2013 | Divorce
Dr. Andra Brosh

If you are divorced, or in the process, BEWARE! Not of your ex-spouse, but of self-help "gurus" promising you a quick fix or time limited recovery program guaranteed to get you over the heartbreak of divorce.

Divorcing Negative Views on Dating: 5 Tips for Dating After Divorce

Allison Pescosolido, M.A | Posted 07.07.2013 | Divorce
Allison Pescosolido, M.A

Dating after separation or divorce can be exhilarating and fun, quite different than before you were married. You are now more mature and have greater life experiences than any other time in your life.

The Pitfalls of Looking Next: 5 Tips to Living Happily in Your Marriage

Allison Pescosolido, M.A | Posted 07.07.2013 | Divorce
Allison Pescosolido, M.A

When looking forward becomes habitual, problems can start to develop. There is a reason that so many people (including grandparents, yoga instructors, self-help authors) tell you to live in the now. That's where happiness resides.

What’s Your Post-Split Personality?

Christina Pesoli | Posted 05.22.2013 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

Divorce is the leading cause of temporary insanity. Trust me, I know.

4 Things You Should Never Tell Yourself After Divorce

Christina Pesoli | Posted 04.18.2013 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

Divorce is a process that involves a lot of shedding.

A New Kind Of New Year's Resolution

Rose Sweet | Posted 01.18.2012 | Divorce
Rose Sweet

Face it -- whether you left the marriage or got dumped, we all suffer the equivalent of a nuclear bomb in our personal and family lives, yet we attempt to move on as if nothing happened.

When Will I Move On Already?

Erica Manfred | Posted 10.02.2011 | Divorce
Erica Manfred

Some experts assert that it takes a year for every five years of marriage to recover. That was about right in my case, and I've heard from many women that it took that long for them as well.

Is It Healthy To Resent Your Ex?

Susan Pease Gadoua | Posted 08.23.2011 | Divorce
Susan Pease Gadoua

On June 14th, 2011, my 79-year-old mother died. The good news is that in her last few hours, I watched her get to the place where she only had love in...

The Power of Hate, Part I

Diana Kirschner | Posted 06.13.2011 | Divorce
Diana Kirschner

Those who divorce often experience hateful feelings towards their ex at some point, especially if their partners cheated...

How Long Does It Take To Recover From Divorce?

Susan Pease Gadoua | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Susan Pease Gadoua

One of the most common questions newly divorcing people have for me is, "how long will it take before I'm over this divorce ordeal?