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Divorced Parents

Holding Your Children Emotionally Hostage

Sheila Blagg | Posted 02.04.2016 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

I'd never purport that it's not normal to be angry, hurt, outraged or lonely -- essentially, to be an emotional mess. This is all completely normal and to be expected. But what is not acceptable? Using your children to "stick it" to your ex.

Divorced Dad Reveals What Christmas Is Really Like

Jack Anderson | Posted 12.24.2015 | Fifty
Jack Anderson

Christmas, for the divorced folk in this world like me, is half a holiday when it comes to actual time spent with our children. That's because the other half is 'Xmas' -- when they spend it with your ex. Christmas, in other words, just got halved.

What I Learned From Sir Bob Geldof

Claire Naidu | Posted 12.10.2015 | Divorce
Claire Naidu

You may remember him from The Boomtown Rats, he starred as "Pink" in Pink Floyd's film, Pink Floyd - The Wall, he co-founded the charity group Band Ai...

What Our Love Story Looks Like, The Second Time Around

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 11.23.2015 | Divorce
Nicole Jankowski

This is our love story. This time, I am writing it as we go.

Divorced Parents: Make the Most of Alone Time This Holiday Season

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 11.18.2015 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

The holiday season can be a challenging time for divorced parents, especially the alone-times when your children are visiting their other parent.

21 Tweets That Are All Too Real If You Grew Up With Divorced Parents

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.27.2015 | Divorce

For those of us who grew up in a divorced household, the #GrowingUpWithDivorcedParents hashtag on Twitter hits close to home. Seri...

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.

Children of Divorce Benefit From Play Therapy

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 10.14.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

Some kids take divorce relatively easy and others, not so much. Perhaps if my daughter had had a sibling to absorb and process the change with maybe she would have taken it better. Perhaps if she weren't so smart she would have handled it better. Perhaps if she were older....IF, IF,IF.

The Kardashians Are Speaking Your Teenage Daughter's Language, and That's Good News

ShimmerTeen | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents

The Kardashians may seem like your greatest obstacles in empowering your daughter, but they can be some of your greatest allies.

6-Year-Old Girl Sweetly Persuades Her Mom To Be Friends With Her Dad

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.21.2015 | Divorce

This is Tiana. She's only 6 years old but as far as we're concerned, this little lady is a shoo-in for the Nobel Peace Prize one day. (functi...

9 Reasons Divorced Parents 'Count' As Single Parents Too

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.25.2015 | Divorce

There's a new Mommy War being waged across the Internet -- though if you're not a divorced or single parent, you may not have noticed it.  ...

What 20 Years Of Marriage Really Looks Like

M. Blazoned | Posted 08.04.2015 | Weddings
M. Blazoned

Marking anniversaries with love songs and poetry is for the weak, right? Instead, I'm going to try to blog out my best summary of my actual reality of being married 20 years. Warning: Pregnant women should not read this post. It contains twists and turns and sudden drops

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 -...