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Divorce With Kids

3 Life Lessons This Straight Woman Learned From Divorcing Her Gay Ex-Husband

Dr. Becca Ballinger | Posted 05.01.2015 | Divorce
Dr. Becca Ballinger

It doesn't matter if you have a traditional or a non-traditional family structure, as long as you are true to your family's individual passions, values and beliefs, you will find happiness as a family.

To The Left Behind Spouse

Rebecca Bitton | Posted 05.27.2015 | Divorce
Rebecca Bitton

You stop being the person who something was done to. You start creating a life you love, piece by piece, and it's authentic and genuine and fortified with the strength of your experience and sheer will to transcend bitterness and disappointment -- to step into the world fully.

10 Ways Having A Friendly Divorce Can Backfire

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 04.27.2015 | Divorce
Stephanie D. Lewis

Your ex will have their own private peep-hole into continually viewing your life, if they so desire. Especially if you rely on them for favors. Going on a trip? Be wary of asking them to water plants and feed your dog -- the temptation to snoop is extremely inviting.

The Case For Tossing Your Marriage Mementos

Divorce360 | Posted 08.10.2014 | Divorce

By Vicki Larson for Divorce360 “I just can’t see you and Dad together,” my oldest son said not too long ago. It seemed like a weird thing ...

5 Inconvenient Truths About Divorcing With Kids

Rebecca Bitton | Posted 06.30.2014 | Divorce
Rebecca Bitton

Gwyneth Paltrow annoyed millions when she referred to her impending divorce from Chris Martin as "conscious uncoupling." I find it noble that they're ...

10 Things All Divorcing Parents Should Say To Their Kids

Posted 04.02.2014 | Divorce

By Sophie Rosen for Divorce is undeniably a tumultuous experience for any couple, regardless of how amicable the dissolution may b...

Doing This Could Seriously Damage Your Child Custody Case

Posted 03.17.2014 | Divorce

By Lenore Skonal for No. It’s the resounding answer to the question: Should you have a member of the opposite sex spend the night...

5 Reasons Kids From Unhappy Homes Say It's Better To Divorce Than Stay Married

Posted 01.27.2014 | Divorce

Deciding to end your marriage is, without question, one of the most heartbreaking decisions a parent will ever face. While recent studies have sugg...

Introducing Your New Partner To Your Kids: Take Your Time

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Keeping the best interests of your children in mind will help you to make wise decisions about dating after your divorce. You owe it to yourself and your kids to build new relationships thoughtfully.

Listening to the Little Man Inside, Healing Our Hearts

John McElhenney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
John McElhenney

I am not the healer. But I can see the need for that masculine energy in their lives. Even in my own son's life. I see that he misses me.

How To Help Kids Adjust When A Parent Moves Out

Kate Scharff | Posted 09.07.2013 | Divorce
Kate Scharff

It's right up there with telling your children about the split -- another anxiety-producing, watershed moment in your life as a divorcing parent.

The Experience That Taught Me There’s Life After Divorce

Emma Johnson | Posted 11.03.2012 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

"Where's the daddy spider?" asked my daughter, Helena. "He's across town in his own web. The baby spiders visit him on weekends."

When Your Spouse Says These Words, Watch Out

Micki McWade | Posted 10.13.2012 | Divorce
Micki McWade

It's wise to be sure the divorce is necessary, but if there's no hope for the marriage, letting go as gently and as quickly as possible will save the sanity and the assets of both partners and their children.

Why One 'Real Housewife' Is Selling Her Wedding Dress

Annabel Acton | Posted 10.09.2012 | Divorce
Annabel Acton

Breaking up is never easy. When you're in the thick of it, it's hard to imagine you'll ever come out the other side alive -- let alone smiling.

Why I Sent My ‘Rebound Husband’ Packing

Dianne Burnett | Posted 09.28.2012 | Divorce
Dianne Burnett

I wondered, taking another sip of champagne, why I'd endured a decade of a less-than-riveting relationship with my future ex-husband.

'I Never Thought I'd See The Other Side Of Infidelity' | Posted 12.27.2011 | Fifty

Paula always thought that infidelity should be "a deal breaker" in marriage--until two good friends confided in her about their unfaithful husbands. "...

When Kids Come Second

Stephanie Dolgoff | Posted 08.13.2011 | Divorce
Stephanie Dolgoff

Most of the time, people respect the "divorce is hard" placard I carry and don't probe. But quite a few times I've gotten a certain response to my attempts to change the subject that has pissed me off.

Holidays With My Ex

Ginger Emas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Ginger Emas

Thanksgiving is an interesting time for my family and me. I typically make the 10-hour car trek to South Florida from Atlanta with my son, my boyfrien...