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Divorced Parents

Self-Love: Six Ways to 'Fake it' Til You Make It' and Become Your Own Best Friend!

Antonio Borrello, PhD | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Antonio Borrello, PhD

"Self-Love" is a popular term that is used now, more than ever, and is thought to be something that is a prerequisite for a good life and loving relationships. But what exactly is self-love, and why is it so important?

5 Questions That Keep Kids First in Co-Parenting

Karen Becker | Posted 07.23.2015 | Divorce
Karen Becker

The kids come first. Every person going through a divorce says this, but when things get tough and emotions are at an all time high, how do you make sure the kids continue to be a priority rather than arguments with the ex becoming more important?

10 Key Parenting Questions To Ask Yourself After Divorce

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 07.06.2015 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

To help parents co-parent more effectively I've created a list of significant questions to ask yourselves. I share these during mentoring sessions with parents not only before, but long after the divorce as well.

5 Suggestions on How to Deal With the Stresses of the Ex's

Sheila Blagg | Posted 06.25.2015 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

There really isn't a class that you can take, or a way to mentally prepare for all of the ups and downs that can occur when dealing with your significant others ex, specifically when it comes to their children.

What I Wish Every Co-Parent Knew

Karen Becker | Posted 06.19.2015 | Divorce
Karen Becker

My job is to work with families, primarily divorced families, and help them overcome conflict. That conflict usually comes from the same place -- fear.

Why This Woman Forgave Her Ex For The Thousands He Owed In Child Support

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.22.2015 | Divorce

Kimberly Seals Allers' ex-husband owed her nearly $40,000 in child support, but she fought in court to forgive his arrears. For her, criminalizing her...

Jamie Bell On Single Parenting And Daily Dad Struggles

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.09.2015 | Divorce

Since actor Jamie Bell and ex-wife Evan Rachel Wood split last year, Bell has been outspoken about the challenges of single parenting. On Wednesday...

On Being The Adult When Your Parents Act Like Children

Emily Ansara Baines | Posted 05.30.2015 | Divorce
Emily Ansara Baines

My parents had always been less than stellar when it came to boundaries. With the divorce, however, the closeness has become too close. Some things are better left unsaid. Some secrets are better left hidden. The hardest thing about being an adult is the realization that, really, all adults feel like children.

How to Help Children Ages 6-12 Through Your Divorce

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 05.19.2015 | Divorce
Dr. Gail Gross

You can help minimize the negative effects of divorce on children in this age group by working together, as a team, on several issues.

Inside The Secret Life Of A Poor Single Mom

Jeannine Trimboli | Posted 03.22.2015 | Divorce
Jeannine Trimboli

I think about money all the time. I think about the bills that need to be paid, the things my kids need, and the fact that what's coming in currently is not enough to cover what needs to go out. Every day is a list of choosing. Of overdraft fees. Of cancellation notices. Every moment is a feeling of defeat and a pang of failure.

I Lost Everything, But Found My Voice In The Process

Jeannine Trimboli | Posted 03.16.2015 | Divorce
Jeannine Trimboli

This past year I haven't written the way I used to. There have been so many other things I wanted to write about but I just wasn't ready. I wasn't brave enough. Maybe now because I literally have nothing to lose, I have once again found my voice and my courage. Yesterday I filed bankruptcy. Chapter 7.

This Is What Happens When A Newly Divorced Mom Goes To Vegas

Shannon Lell | Posted 03.16.2015 | Divorce
Shannon Lell

Vegas threw me a rope and I grabbed it with both hands, and legs, and all the strength of someone stuck in a hole would need to get out. Now, as I resurface into the world, the light is so bright I can hardly see. It's like being born again.

You Know You Have Divorced Parents When...

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.23.2014 | Divorce

Having divorced parents often means you get two of everything: two bedrooms, two very serious conversations when you get bad grades, two Christmases -...

The 'Critical' Thing Divorced Parents Need To Discuss Before The Holidays

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 12.23.2014 | Divorce

The holiday season can be a stressful time, especially for divorced parents. How do you level the gift-giving playing field? Shanon Lee, a contribu...

Divorcing During the Holidays

Sheila Blagg | Posted 02.05.2015 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

I can write a blog telling you that following these specific steps you won't feel the pain of the loss of your marriage, but I am sorry, I can't do that!! What I can do is share with you what helped not only myself, but my friends, members on my website and coworkers.

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Dating After a Divorce

Sheila Blagg | Posted 01.30.2015 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

Now that you are divorced or otherwise single, what are you looking for? You've probably been asked that question, or a variation of it, many times, and it's not always easy to pin down an answer.

17 Things Only A Divorced Mom Knows

The Stir | Posted 11.13.2014 | Divorce
The Stir

After the divorce tear gas stops stinging and the OMG-I-should-have-been-a-lawyer bills are paid, there's a period of awakening, of embracing your new reality as a divorced mom. At times, it's intoxicating. Other days are wracked with guilt. Here are 17 things only a divorced mom knows.

5 Changes I Made As A Single Mom That Make Me A Better Mom

Divorced Moms | Sophie Rosen | Posted 09.15.2014 | Divorce

By Sophie Rosen for DivorcedMoms.com I believed I was the quintessential mother. Generous until it hurt. Selfless until it hurt me. A martyr, as my...

The 'Normal' American Family Is A Myth

Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents

By: Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Contributor Published: 09/04/2014 10:26 AM EDT on LiveScience The change in family structure over the past 5...

Parental Conflict Alienates, Hurts and Changes Children of Divorce Long-Term

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 10.18.2014 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

Children derive security from parental love, support and protection. Even after divorce, if the children feel both parents are still there for them -- participating in their lives and providing love and guidance -- they can thrive.

Seamless Transitions From Divorce to Dating

Sheila Blagg | Posted 09.30.2014 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

If you've recently gone through a divorce and you're thinking about how to get back into the dating scene, you need to prepare yourself mentally. Before you plunge in head first looking for your next major relationship, do take some time for yourself.

Anna Kendrick Opens Up About Her Parents' Divorce

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 06.16.2014 | Divorce

We already love Anna Kendrick for her hilarious tweets and knack for self-deprecation, but now the Oscar-nominated actress has blown us away with her ...

The Best Gift Divorced Parents Can Give Their Kids

Amy Arndt | Posted 07.27.2014 | Divorce
Amy Arndt

If your primary goal is to protect your children from pain, by simply handling situations with your former spouse in a positive manner, the children reap the benefits.

20 Things I Wish I Could Have Told My Newly Separated Self

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 07.05.2014 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

14. You're going to meet a lot of men who will paint a bleak picture of what the dating scene after divorce is like. Trust me, there are good ones out there! Don't lose hope.

4 Ways Divorced Parents Can Plan For Their Kids' College Tuition

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2014 | Divorce

By Geoff Williams Feb 28 (Reuters) - Figuring out how to split childcare costs when you're divorcing is not easy, but it can be like r...