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Divorce Confidential: Parental Child Abduction in Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.05.2016 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Divorce rates are on the rise across the world. Here in the U.S., the divorce rate is higher than 50%, with Spain, Portugal and Belgium almost 20% hi...

Kindness During Divorce

James J. Sexton | Posted 01.22.2016 | Divorce
James J. Sexton

Divorces are no picnic, believe you me, but the added stress of a divorce on top of an escalating vitamin D deficiency and a growing January specific nihilistic worldview is just about enough to unsubscribe from the outside world and decide you're living the rest of your life in a self imposed Room situation. But I'm here to tell you, don't.

I May Be Heartbroken Today, But I'm Also Grateful

Julie Morey | Posted 01.15.2016 | Divorce
Julie Morey

I am not advocating making bad choices. I am asking you to not live a life controlled by fear. To make the hard, but right choices. Leave the bad marriage even if you're scared to be on your own. Love hard even if he might break your heart.

5 New Year's Questions for Your New Single Life

Sari Eckler Cooper | Posted 12.29.2015 | Divorce
Sari Eckler Cooper

When beginning to venture out into dating life again, it's important to ask oneself these five questions to help clarify what you're looking for in a new relationship. These aren't resolutions, but rather internal conversations that will hopefully fortify your resolve to be connected to the most important elements of the life you want to have.

One Easy Way to Feel Ten Times Better

Julie Morey | Posted 12.08.2015 | Divorce
Julie Morey

The key is that you are not bottling up your emotions, but also not letting them rule you, or run you ragged. You let it out and then when the timer goes off, you get up, take a deep breath and commit to moving forward in a positive, intentional way.

10 Ways To Help Your New Partner Be The Best Stepparent

A.S. Chung | Posted 11.17.2015 | Divorce
A.S. Chung

I have always had the greatest admiration for men who willingly embrace the greatest responsibility in the world. Fatherhood is scary and daunting enough without the additional pressure of being a parent to children not your own.

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.

When Your Best Friend Dies

Teresa Kindred | Posted 11.09.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

Martha told me that she didn't want people to be sad at her funeral. She wanted them to be happy. I told her that there was no way her friends and family could not be sad. That even though they would know where she was going, they would be sad because they would no longer get to see her sweet smile.

Letting the Skeletons Out of the Closet for Halloween: 30 Things We Don't Want to Admit We Do During Divorce

James J. Sexton | Posted 10.30.2015 | Divorce
James J. Sexton

Because it's Halloween week, and because I really like connecting with you guys, I thought it was about time to address the whole "things we never talk about" theme, ie. the dreaded skeletons in the closet.

5 Words My Ex Uses to Describe Me

Shandra Carlson | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Shandra Carlson

Let's be clear. With any broken relationship comes some element of pain. We are created for connection, not disconnection. The story behind the brea...

Telling the Kids... We Are Separating

Roma Kitty Norriss | Posted 10.21.2015 | Divorce
Roma Kitty Norriss

How do I go about telling my kids that everything has changed, that I'm not in love with their dad anymore, that our family unit is no longer?

The 3 Game Changers That Made Me Happy After Divorce

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 10.21.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

You can't undo the past. End the references to old fights. You will never make them better. You will most likely, never get that "I'm sorry" from your ex that you always wanted. You will never repair the marriage if it didn't repair when you tried to save it from divorce.

What Rumi and Khalil Gibran Would Tell Us About Love

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 10.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jesica L. Santos

I have selected 60 excerpts from poems infused with the mystic wisdom of two greatly gifted poets, Persian Jalal al-Din Rumi and Lebanese Khalil Gibran.

What 3,000 Miles Feels Like

Lauren DePino | Posted 10.13.2015 | Women
Lauren DePino

Exactly one month ago, I boarded a one-way flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. It was overbooked. When I waited at the gate, an airline attendant offered me a $500 voucher to not take the flight. I considered it. I've never left home in my life.

Why Does Divorce Create Such Turmoil?

Susan Anderson | Posted 10.12.2015 | Divorce
Susan Anderson

Primal fear is what makes going through divorce, separation, bereavement, loss of a job, loss of a dream so difficult. It triggers abandonment -- our first fear -- a fear universal to all human beings. It is a feeling of being left on the doorstep, of feeling left behind.

8 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Newly Divorced, 27-Year-Old Self

Ceri Gautama | Posted 10.15.2015 | Divorce
Ceri Gautama

When I was 27, my marriage ended after just two years and seven months.

5 Reasons Why Your Divorce Is Like 'Inside Out' The Movie

Emma Heptonstall | Posted 10.05.2015 | Divorce
Emma Heptonstall

Have you seen Inside Out yet? I love a good Pixar movie! I love the way that they explain adult concepts to kids. I think it's really cool. For those of you who haven't seen it yet, don't worry there's no spoiler alert coming. This article isn't so much about the film, but rather how it relates to divorce.

The 5 Miracles of Loss

Alexandra Harra | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

The following is an excerpt from my new book, The Karma Queens' Guide to Relationships: I can conjure three distinct memories from my childhood hom...

50 Things I Learned About Divorce In My 50s

Ellis Bell | Posted 09.29.2015 | Divorce
Ellis Bell

Sometimes you will feel wistful, even nostalgic for times you know were not good. You will feel guilty and sorry that your children are "children of divorce." You will wake up crying at 3:00 or 4:00 a.m., mourning what was and that something fundamental to your existence is over.

10 Essential Tips for Divorcing Guys Setting Up Their New Place

Barry Gold | Posted 09.22.2015 | Divorce
Barry Gold

You're going to have to find a place, set it up and run it -- something you may not have done for years, or decades or ever.

Meditation on the Word Cleave

Karin Schott | Posted 09.16.2015 | Divorce
Karin Schott

A cleaver is a small green plant that grows delicate white flowers. If you break a leaf off and place it on your sleeve it adheres. When we meet someone we begin the process of cleaving. All you can do is think about that person.

The Ashley Madison Hack: 20 Things NOT to Say

James J. Sexton | Posted 08.25.2015 | Comedy
James J. Sexton

I imagine many have been racking their brains with excuses to give if their information - including profiles with all their secret sexual fantasies and matching credit card transactions, real names and addresses, and employee documents and emails - ends up being released.

The Longing for Belonging

Charles Eisenstein | Posted 08.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Charles Eisenstein

How do we reclaim our sense of belonging in the world when it is constantly being eroded by modern society in the form of the economy, technology, edu...

6 Signs You're Still Hung Up On Your Ex

Antonio Borrello, PhD | Posted 08.13.2015 | Divorce
Antonio Borrello, PhD

While dating again can be exciting and offer some temporary distraction from your grief, beginning too soon may set yourself up for more disappointment. That's why it's critical to know when it's too early to think about someone new. Here are six signs you should put the brakes on dating.

What's the Difference Between Judgement and Evaluation?

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

A friend of mine once told me that next to every truth stands a lie, that one person's ceiling is another's floor, and that to follow a truth is like walking a razor's edge -- it's easy to fall off in error. I find defining the difference between evaluation and judgment to be in this fine-line category.