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Divorced Families

5 Tips for Avoiding Divorced-Parent Wedding Drama

Sandy Malone | Posted 10.23.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

I'm frequently impressed by the very progressive, co-parenting, divorced parents of my wedding couples, and how well they get along and enjoy the wedding weekend together.

3 Lessons I've Learned From Being on Both Sides of the Stepmom Issue

Karen Becker | Posted 06.04.2016 | Divorce
Karen Becker

Though our all-American blended family can be confusing, it's a giant family filled with people who love all of the children involved. Through the years of being on one side or the other or both, I've learned several valuable lessons.

A Letter to the Divorced Parents of the Bride and/or Groom

JP Reynolds | Posted 05.29.2014 | Weddings
JP Reynolds

Not all "my parents are divorced" stories are tragic. But then there are the other stories -- stories of unhealed hurt and bitterness that propel people into saying and doing things that are astounding.

The More Time I Have With My Kids the More Time I Want With My Kids (the Single Parent Paradox)

Emma Johnson | Posted 10.13.2013 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

I guess I was. And I see now how much better behaved my kids are now that they have that better, more chilled-out mom. More polite language. Better listening and chore-doing. Fewer meltdowns -- and quicker apologies in the event of a spaz-out.

Divorce Doesn't Need To Be War

Debbi Dickinson | Posted 09.07.2013 | Divorce
Debbi Dickinson

I have a girlfriend who was just starting down the journey of divorce. She knows that I've been divorced for over 10 years and have an amicable relationship with my ex.

WATCH: 'Today' Show Expert Tells Blended Families 'Pick Your Battles'

Posted 11.18.2011 | Divorce

Two blended family experts stopped by the "Today" show Wednesday to offer tips for step-parenting success. Psychologist Michelle Callahan talked a...

Giving Thanks for Divorce's Silver Linings

Susan Orlins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Susan Orlins

Last week, in the writing group I facilitate for homeless people, I suggested a pre-Thanksgiving exercise that got me thinking. Instead of the grade-s...