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Before You Remarry

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 07.20.2016 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

Sadly, those who have been through a divorce don't always learn from the experience. If you are divorced and considering re-marriage, you can increase your odds for success if you take the time to truly recover from your divorce and prepare yourself to move on, both individually and as a couple.

Second Wedding Style-All About Us

Tiffany Beverlin | Posted 06.15.2016 | Weddings
Tiffany Beverlin

I have not even contemplated my second marriage, as yet I have barely healed from my first. I do however though love each and everyone, courageous and open hearted enough, to remarry after a divorce.

4 Tips to Avoid the Summer Divorce Schedule Blues

Barbara Goldberg | Posted 05.24.2016 | Divorce
Barbara Goldberg

Oh, boy!  The school year is ending and for many of us it means that the children's schedules are changing.  We may have the kids for half the summe...

'I Can Vividly Recall The Day That I Was Told My Parents Would Be Getting Divorced'

Rachel G. Scott | Posted 04.13.2016 | Divorce
Rachel G. Scott

Hindsight is 20/20 and this has proven to be true for me. My past experiences have taught me that their is a proper way to respond to a child after divorce. Although we may be in the habit of brushing things under the rug, this is not a healthy response for children or adults.

Start Here

Trish Eklund | Posted 03.18.2016 | Divorce
Trish Eklund

Our journey began like most divorces. The difference is we continue to show up, no matter what happens.

An Open Letter To Divorced Celebrity Dads

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 03.15.2016 | Divorce
Joel Schwartzberg

You'll be their dad for eternity -- and that's a big deal unto itself -- but the more authentic you are, warts and all, the more your kids will connect with you.

Life After Divorce: The Male Dichotomy?

Chris L. Burcher | Posted 03.11.2016 | Divorce
Chris L. Burcher

Whatever you choose to do with your life after a divorce, it should come from a place where the pain of divorce does not cloud your decision. At the very least, divorce provides an opportunity to decide what you want for your future.

Sloppy Seconds

Trish Eklund | Posted 03.03.2016 | Divorce
Trish Eklund

My husband and I dated for three months before introducing him to my daughters. We worked our dating schedule around my custody schedule; consisting o...

Dating A Widower Who 'Almost' Loves You

Sienna Jae Fein | Posted 02.14.2016 | Fifty
Sienna Jae Fein

On occasions when he makes no mention of his late wife, you and your widower have a great time together. He loves the attention you lavish on him and he tries to reciprocate. He takes you to trendy restaurants and shows you off to his friends. You're hoping his friendship will turn to passion.

The 3 A.M. Call That Made Me Realize My Boyfriend Was Stepdad Material

Kristina Kuzmic | Posted 02.10.2016 | Divorce
Kristina Kuzmic

This man, this wonderful man had the nerve to come along and interrupt my bitterness. I am forever grateful to him for that. And so are my children.

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 boyfri...

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 06.19.2016 | 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 06.19.2016 | 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 is al...

5 Ways To Be The Best Dad Ever After Divorce

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 06.01.2016 | 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 05.07.2016 | 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 05.07.2016 | 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.