Working in divorce finance is like peeling an onion; every agreement reveals even more sticky layers, and tears. As we peel back more and more conflicts about money, we expose something much greater underneath: a mess of value systems and hidden fears, that often play leading roles in the divorce process.
Whether I realize it or not, because of the nature of their work, lawyers tend to be logical, analytical and rule-oriented people with very low emotional intelligence (EI) levels. It makes perfect sense when you consider that their job is to effectuate a "win."
After breaking up and traveling mostly solo to three continents in three weeks, year-ago-me learned a lot. For starters, I learned that there is this massive thing called a planet that is filled with millions of people! In fact, I'm pretty sure I thought I was in love twice while abroad, which made me realize that you never know where in the world your actual soulmate is.
EHarmony, Match.com, Zoosk? I try one and to my horror it's like a computer game or supermarket rewards card. You have to wink at people and earn coins! For what, for goodness sake?
Put very simply, if a relationship (whether it be a friend, a family member or a significant other) makes you feel bad, you shouldn't be in it. That's not to say that relationships aren't complex and multifaceted, and not every interaction will be sunshine and rainbows.
Sometimes getting to know someone needs to happen without the haze of sex. The fact of the matter is that intimacy breeds connection. And no matter how cute or how strong the initial chemistry, some people should not be a connection. The Perfect Guy is a perfect demonstration of that.
Negative self-talk during divorce is the result of a temporary lack of self-esteem that occurs while going through a divorce. I can remember feeling like this weak, exhausted person I didn't even recognize. I lacked self-worth, confidence and self-love. Basically, I forgot about any good qualities I had.
What is a College Recovery House? It is better known as a (CRP) Collegiate Recovery Program that is a united community for long term recovery.
Dating can be fun. Look at the process as a way to meet new people - and to reacquaint yourself with the skills you'll need to figure out who would be a good fit. Value your life as an individual and realize a partner should complement and not replace the life you already have.
Research from the field of relationship psychology repeatedly shows a strong correlation between depression and marital dissatisfaction in both directions. In other words, relationship problems contribute to depression, and depression contributes to relationship problems.
I have long held the personal mantra that "if it won't be on my headstone, it does not define me." It has been 40 years in the making and I've forgotten it many times along the way, but I do my best to live that truth.
I HOPE ONE day that people will realize that love is love. Love is determined by actions, emotions and feelings, not by racial identity.
Guys, we need to talk. As a friend and an ally, I feel it's only right that I bring this to your attention. I want to help you be a better you. I want to make you aware of a problem.
Don't compare yourself to your high school friends. Don't compare yourself to your college friends. Don't compare yourself to coworkers. Don't compare yourself to anyone. You're doing just fine.
Yeah, all breakups suck, but mutually beneficial break-ups are the worst. There are no winners, no losers; no one to blame, no lamenting. You can't pull a Cusack and stand outside her window holding a boom box over your head.
People fall in love. They make that leap of faith with easy confidence. Surrendering freedom, they hurl themselves into life's riskiest venture, making it seem completely natural. Not me.