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I'm Getting Remarried Next Week. Here's Why I Almost Called It Off

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 11.23.2015 | Divorce
Abby Rodman, LICSW

We haven't married and that's on me. I've dragged my cold feet for years and, although there are some pragmatic reasons for that, the number one reason is this: I can't bear the thought of getting divorced again.

Divorce Confidential: Alimony -- Are You On The Hook?

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.13.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Alimony. It's a hot button issue in divorce and something many individuals have a hard time dealing with after the breakup. It seems unfair, when one spouse is ordered to pay a hefty sum each month towards the daily living costs and lifestyle choices of their ex-spouse. These individuals are no longer connected, yet the financial obligation continues -- sometimes indefinitely.

8 Tips for Liking Your Stepchild -- When You Don't

Jenna Korf | Posted 10.30.2015 | Divorce
Jenna Korf

For years, I thought I didn't like kids. It turns out I just didn't like badly-behaved kids. But then again, who does? The kids' parents, that's who.

I’ve Been Married Twice -- And I'm Not Interested In Doing It Again

Washington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.22.2015 | Divorce

I was the kind of girl who always had to have a boyfriend, as my sister somewhat snidely told me when I was a teen. She’s right. Twice, those b...

Looking For Love Again: A Widow's Guide

Sienna Jae Fein | Posted 09.29.2015 | Women
Sienna Jae Fein

Finding a man with whom to continue life's journey depends on your ability -- and his -- to compromise. But as burdened with baggage as both of you are, it's hard to leap blithely onto the train. How to find contentment together when you're schlepping all that cargo?

Blended Family Forum: What's in a Name?

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 09.25.2015 | Divorce
Elizabeth Denham

Before we blended, our children had established identities. When divorced parents remarry, the waters of identity can be muddied for the kids.

8 Reasons Marriage Is Better The Second Time Around

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.09.2015 | Divorce

Is love -- and marriage -- lovelier the second time around like Ol' Blue Eyes once sang? HuffPost Divorce bloggers think so. Below, happily remarried...

Successfully Managing Our Blended Family

Lorraine C. Ladish | Posted 08.04.2015 | Divorce
Lorraine C. Ladish

As the divorce rate climbs, so do the number of partners who come together to create a new kind of family unit. Despite the social acceptance of this arrangement, nothing can quite prepare you for the blended family experience except actually going through it!

7 Shockingly Ironic Things You May Not Realize About Divorce and Remarriage!

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 07.28.2015 | Divorce
Stephanie D. Lewis

Having been married and divorced twice, here are the things I would have benefitted by knowing ahead of time.

Unhappy Father's Day?

Kevin A. Hansen | Posted 06.21.2015 | Women
Kevin A. Hansen

Father's Day can be the most difficult time of the year for children who have lost their father - especially when Mom has moved on before the children are ready. Many fans of the project have anonymously confessed their regrets about dealing with the loss of a father.

5 Things I Learned From Watching My Husband's Sex Tape

Heather Leiva | Posted 06.19.2015 | Divorce
Heather Leiva

Once again, I find myself musing over how the digital age has kicked me in the rear end when it comes to love and sex. My husband; my prince charming who left me breathless at every encounter; my reason for getting up in the morning, had a sex tape.

8 Conversations You Need To Have Before Marrying Again

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.01.2015 | Divorce

Frank Sinatra once crooned that love is lovelier the second time around but Ol' Blue Eyes wasn't telling the whole story: when you remarry, love i...

5 Ways To Be The Best Dad Ever After Divorce

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 06.02.2015 | Divorce
Joel Schwartzberg

Many divorced and remarried dads have deep insecurities about their new parenting roles, as if a dad's relevance is directly proportionate to the minutes and hours he spends with his children. But all dads are dads 100% of the time, just as all moms are still moms 100% of the time.

3 Things Stepmoms Want Most For Mother's Day

Brenda Ockun | Posted 05.08.2015 | Divorce
Brenda Ockun

Every year millions of stepmoms wonder if they'll get the call. Which call? The one in which the voice on the other end of the phone says: "Hey! I know you're not my mom, but I wanted to wish you a Happy Mother's Day anyway.

The Greatest Mother's Day Card Ever Written

Barbara Goldberg | Posted 05.07.2015 | Divorce
Barbara Goldberg

Dear Me, Happy Mother's Day! I am so proud of you. Another year has gone by and you have done your best. You have passionately loved your family and worked hard to give them what they need and want. You have tried. I love that about you.

7 Good Reasons Stepparenting Is Often Harder Than Parenting

Jenna Korf | Posted 05.04.2015 | Divorce
Jenna Korf

The relationship between stepparent and stepchild will take years to develop and forcing it may actually delay things, or prevent it from ever happening, as negative feelings and resentments build.

Dear Future Husband #2

Carla Poertner | Posted 06.20.2015 | Divorce
Carla Poertner

Dear future husband, this is my love song to you. It might not always be pretty. It might not always be easy. But it's real. And it's worth it.

A Note To My Ex-Husband

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 06.16.2015 | Divorce
Nicole Jankowski

It's been three years since the divorce, but it occurred to me this morning that I had something I needed to tell my ex-husband. And it's only this: there were nice times too.

8 Tips for Stepmoms Experiencing Outsider Syndrome

Jenna Korf | Posted 05.27.2015 | Divorce
Jenna Korf

If you fall into the trap of behaving like an outsider because that's how you're feeling, you'll only continue the cycle. Focus more on your own life and other aspects of it, enjoying your marriage and friends and focus less on the kids.

5 Boldfaced Lies About Being A Stepmom

Brenda Ockun | Posted 05.26.2015 | Divorce
Brenda Ockun

Relationships take time, so don't let anyone define your family's natural progression. Practice kindness and mutual respect. If love develops? Great! Consider it a bonus.

Five Tips for a Successful Second Marriage

Lee Gaitan | Posted 05.17.2015 | Divorce
Lee Gaitan

I am one of the fortunate who is living the truth of a song lyric, experiencing firsthand that "love is lovelier the second time around." Yet as happy as I am right now, I know the statistics on second marriages tell a different tale.

10 Reasons Marriage Is So Much Better The Second Time Around

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.17.2015 | Divorce

Divorce can be so emotionally taxing, it's enough to make you want to swear off marriage for the rest of your life. But don't go pledging yourself...

4 Reasons Fathers in Remarriage Walk on Eggshells

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 05.09.2015 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

For the majority of fathers I work with, they suffer because they often feel like they're walking on eggshells with their new partners when it comes to the topic of their children.

I Was 29, Divorced, And A Virgin

YourTango | Posted 05.02.2015 | Divorce

When I met my now ex-husband Mike, I had just turned 21. I was a virgin then and I was a virgin when we divorced.

What I Did To Survive February

Tom Cramer | Posted 04.30.2015 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Since I live in the Midwest, I'm always happy to say goodbye to January. Generally, January is the harshest of the winter months. The rest of winter is no picnic either, and it's not like I'm happy to say hello to February. Personally, I find February to be far more depressing.