Depending on your upbringing and past experience, setting boundaries in relationships may be easier or more difficult for you.
Holidays can be especially tricky to navigate as a newly divorced couple. It takes time to settle into the new normal -- for you, your ex, and your children -- and the holidays can be a great time for each of you to set new traditions that work for the shift in your family situation.
What makes the holiday season so challenging for parents considering divorce, moving through the process or transitioning after divorce? Memories of the past. So many difficult emotions come up. It's frightening to think of what lies ahead when a marriage breaks apart.
You are better off now than you were in your destructive marriage. The truly bad part -- the fighting or cheating or abuse or lying -- is behind you. You are on your way to a better life, whereas when you were still together, you were not.
Just as it's a choice to criticize or blame our partners for what we think we're not getting in a relationship, it's also a choice to be grateful for what you have and for where you are in this moment. Gratitude can not only improve your attitude; it can help improve your love life, as well.
As I have grown and experienced adult life I have learned the hard truth about things -- about people. Not all people want what's best for me. It's was my job to make my world the best it can be.
Approaching the venue in south London, I berated myself. Why on earth had I volunteered to strip off my clothes in front of people I'd never met before? In broad, pitiless daylight? With faltering steps, I persuaded myself to continue, although doubts continued to raise their ugly heads.
Now, we're guessing you already know that you can get a divorce if you really want to. But you're smart enough to recognize that if you force the issue, things may take a turn for the worse.
If we're too quick to speak under the influence of emotion and indifferent to what we say, we may soon see the threads of our loving bond loosen. Bear in mind these six verbal principles to solidify your relationship through the power of your language.
As a guy I just wanted to fix whatever I could. Give everyone the appearance that I was fine and move on. The first couple of months after the divorce were a blur. I was floating, latching on to whatever I could and just trying to make it through each day.
Scene at the gym the other day: A guy steps on the treadmill two over from mine. I'm happily jogging along so I only glance to the side briefly. Wit...
I'm constantly finding a disconnect between the ultimate idea of "the one" compared to the one I'm actually with.
For some reason, I thought Tinder avoided your first-degree friends. Apparently, I thought wrong. Cue: Panic mode.
I cannot thank Mr. Peters enough for putting so much effort into writing such an outstanding book and highly recommend that every professional involved in dispute and/or conflict resolution and everyone involved in a dispute and/or conflict take the time to read this book.
Next time a disgruntled client suing a matchmaker becomes a big news story, you should be aware that there are two sides to every story or sometimes three sides, such as the case with my most recent publicly circulated ordeal.
As it turns out, there are lots of good guys out there, hiding in plain sight. Here's how to spot them.