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Is Coffee-Shop Divorce Coaching an Alternative to Couch Therapy?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 01.05.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Would the comfy lounge chairs and soothing smell of lattes create the kind of inviting atmosphere, where people going through the most challenges conflicts of their lives, could open up and discuss their divorce?

Why 'It's Not You, It's Me' Isn't the Worst Breakup Excuse

Christina Scribner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

Sometimes a person will sacrifice their happiness to make a better future for the both of you. This is called bravery.

What You Should Know About Dating A Man With Kids

Kelly Seal | Posted 06.09.2014 | Divorce
Kelly Seal

No relationship comes without risks or baggage for that matter. I would have missed out on a life-changing relationship if I made his single dad status a deal-breaker. Being in a relationship with a man who has taken on raising kids makes my life that much richer and rewarding, mostly in unexpected ways.

The One Thing You Should Never Ever Say To The Widowed

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 05.31.2014 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

As defined by virtually every dictionary in every language, "ex" means former. The death of a spouse or partner does not nullify a marriage or relationship -- that sort of nullification involves a divorce or a breakup. I assure you that when it comes to widowhood, no one left the marriage willingly

Who's Better Off?

Sally Fay | Posted 05.22.2014 | Divorce
Sally Fay

Character is not something that hides. It stands up, honestly, courageously and truly.

What if Your Ex Shows Up at Holiday Parties

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 02.15.2014 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

A useful therapists' technique is "reframing." Just as you can change the look of a picture by changing the frame (Bigger? Smaller? Plainer? Move it over a bit?), you can change how you "see" a situation by framing it differently.

Is He Over Her?

GalTime | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

You're seeing a new guy and things are going swimmingly, except his end of conversations recently have included quite a lot about 'her' and not so much about you. You can't shake the feeling that he might not be over his previous romance

What My Ex-Wife Does at Sporting Events

Al DeLuise | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

Arlene is small and wiry, but when she has something to say, or God forbid someone gives a cheap shot to our son during a game, you can hear her a mile away. When she yells, there are moose in Canada that raise their heads, cock their ears and question, Arlene, is that you?

What I Learned About Myself When I Ran Into My Ex After 18 Years

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 11.30.2013 | Women
Dr. Logan Levkoff

What type of person do we want to be when we run into someone from our emotional past? It's easy to say that we want the superficial things: money, beauty, success. But that's not what I mean. Who do we really want to be?

What You Ex's Online Dating Profile Should Say

Posted 07.15.2013 | Divorce

Is there anything more nauseating than stumbling upon your ex's online dating profile? Obviously we all play up our best qualities and downplay our le...

5 Reasons To Get Along With Your Ex

Susan Campos | Posted 08.19.2013 | Divorce
Susan Campos

Last week, my ex-husband and his wife took residence in a shiny new split-level some 15 short steps from the Los Angeles home I share with my teen-aged son. When I informed my friends and family they thought we were crazy. But isn't it better to make an ex an ally rather than an enemy?

Vanessa Hudgens' Raunchy New Single

Posted 03.25.2013 | Entertainment

Vanessa Hudgens may be taking that whole "spring break forever" mantra from "Spring Breakers" to heart. The actress, who plays Candy in Harmony Korine...

How To Know If You Should Get Back Together With Your Ex

Sheri Meyers | Posted 04.12.2013 | Divorce
Sheri Meyers

It's over. You've broken up, hired attorneys, filed or are already divorced. You thought that you were successfully moving on, but it's Friday night and you're facing what feels like another long, lonely weekend alone.

How I Finally Got Over My Ex

Erin Joy Henry | Posted 04.10.2013 | Women
Erin Joy Henry

A few years ago, I was lounging on a yacht in the Virgin Islands with the man I was sure I was supposed to marry. We locked eyes and I longed for him to whisper in my ear something tender and romantic. Then he started talking about hamburgers.

This Is for My Friend, Courtney

Meg Seitz | Posted 01.07.2013 | Women
Meg Seitz

Here's what you're going to do right now -- you're going to start over.

Another Reason Not To Facebook Stalk Your Ex

Posted 09.20.2012 | Women

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 09/19/2012 06:19 PM EDT on LiveScience Here's something you might already know: Checking and refreshing...

10 Commandments for Breaking Up

Maryjane Fahey | Posted 11.19.2012 | Women
Maryjane Fahey

You have to dissuade yourself from thinking that you can be best friends with you ex. Tell him to chill out and maybe someday, he can reach out to you... but not for a mighty good long time. Like when you're happy, healthy, married, remarried, living in Paris and have forgotten his name.

Don't Call Me An Ex!

Adam Gilad | Posted 10.15.2012 | Divorce
Adam Gilad

"My ex." That lasso of a phrase yanking me back into hopeless, oppressive days. That retrograde, strangling repo-truck of a phrase felt not merely unwanted, but like a double-bladed offense.

Will Smith’s Ex On The Right And Wrong Way To Co-Parent

Sheree Fletcher | Posted 09.18.2012 | Divorce
Sheree Fletcher

Here are a few things I had to do in order to get to a place where I could be the most effective mother and co-parent possible.

Revenge is Wet: Why I Volunteered My Ex For The School Fair

Deborah Gaines | Posted 08.16.2012 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

I'm not a (terribly) vindictive person, but some opportunities are too good to resist. Which is why I volunteered my ex-husband for the dunk tank at the school fair.

What Do You Do The Night Before Your Ex Moves Out?

Denise Albert | Posted 08.08.2012 | Divorce
Denise Albert

How do you say goodbye to someone you have slept in same bed with for 15 years?

Why Did My Family Choose My Ex Over Me?

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 08.06.2012 | Divorce
Lisa Marie Wilson

I'm more of a take sides kinda gal. I want the line in the sand, and I want my people on my beach. Unfortunately, that's not the way my family sees it. Their motto is, "Once family, always family."

When Is The Right Time To Settle Down With Someone After Divorce?

Julie Metz | Posted 07.29.2012 | Divorce
Julie Metz

How do you know when you are ready? Will the right person just come and I'll know?

What to Do When Co-Parenting Doesn't Work

Virginia Gilbert, MFT | Posted 02.25.2014 | Divorce
Virginia Gilbert, MFT

Divorce is terrible enough, but to have a divorce that is so hellish as to make co-parenting impossible is another kind of terrible altogether.

Why I’m Keeping My Marriage Tattoo...Even Though I’m Divorced

Casey Brennan | Posted 04.22.2013 | Divorce
Casey Brennan

Just because we are no longer a couple doesn't mean that my ex doesn't still mean the world to me.