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How To Tell Your Kids That You're Getting A Divorce

Ayesha Vardag | Posted 07.08.2016 | Parents
Ayesha Vardag

Breaking up with your partner, coming to terms with the heartbreak, the destruction of your dreams and the guilt, of parting from the person you once ...

What Your Children Want In Your Divorce

Cherie Morris | Posted 07.08.2016 | Divorce
Cherie Morris

If you are separated and/or divorcing, you surely have a lot to manage. In addition to your own fragile emotional state, if you have children, you are...

Family Regulation -- Good or Bad?

Fred Silberberg | Posted 07.07.2016 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

The real question is this: if we are willing not to interfere in the daily lives of those who end up staying in a marriage-happily or not, should we be interfering in the lives of those that choose to divorce?

Elizabeth Gilbert's Marriage Is Over -- 3 Reasons Why We Should Care

Janet Bertolus | Posted 07.05.2016 | Divorce
Janet Bertolus

I was saddened to read of the ending of Elizabeth Gilbert's marriage on Friday. Liz is the author of several best-selling books, the most well known...

5 Reasons For a Prenup--Even if You Aren't a Celebrity

Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson | Posted 06.24.2016 | Divorce
Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson

Co-authored by Alan Plevy, Co-founding Principal at SmolenPlevy There's nothing classically romantic about prenuptial agreements. Most couples willfu...

A Letter To My Divorcing Self

Shelley Hopper | Posted 06.28.2016 | Divorce
Shelley Hopper

On the brink of 30, you will thank yourself for remembering to always find the beauty in breakdowns and see the glass half full. Immersing yourself in a life filled with vivacity, vigor, humbleness and adventures will keep you mentally healthy and happy. You are living a life full of self-love and creativity that you so deserve, and have always yearned for.

What A Wonderful Life I've Had! I Only Wish I'd Realized It Sooner. -- Colette.

Cherie Morris | Posted 06.23.2016 | Divorce
Cherie Morris

It still amazes me how the minutiae of my day can make me notice only the hard parts as if I am endlessly rowing against the current. If you are experiencing separation and divorce, this repeated pattern may lead you to believe it's futile to consider joy as part of your daily life.

Seven Steps to Lessen Smart Tools Addiction

Steve Sisgold | Posted 06.14.2016 | Technology
Steve Sisgold

Source Shutterstock Boy, have we gotten busy in our modern world. There are many reasons for us being “on” most of the time, whether it's eco...

Can We Change In Our Relationships?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 06.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

"Can a person really change?" This is a question I hear a lot when people are talking about struggles in their relationships. They wonder if their par...

My Stepson Is Angry and Aggressive When He's Here!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 05.31.2016 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Your stepson has been thrown into a situation that I see all too often: one parent says negative things about the other parent or stepparent, creating divided loyalties. The child is faced with an impossible dilemma: Whose side am I supposed to be on?

3 Things Women Know About Divorce (That You Should!)

Al Corona | Posted 05.24.2016 | Divorce
Al Corona

Ladies, if you don't already think like the following woman does, start now. Guys, if the following woman is any indication of how women approach divorce, then you're all screwed. Learn from her.

How To Kill It As A Modern Day Single Mama

Shelley Hopper | Posted 05.13.2016 | Divorce
Shelley Hopper

Most mamas have their personal Ken doll and second babies on the way, and I'm over here in my beach shack with Tanner, trying to eat clean(ish) and working on my abs to stay a babe, ya know, since I'm single now.

What Does "No Fault" Divorce Mean?

Fred Silberberg | Posted 05.10.2016 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

In 1970, the State of California originated the concept of "no-fault" divorce. The rationale behind the law was that there was no point in forcing pe...

Another Milestone: Your Teen's High School Graduation

Risa Garon | Posted 05.04.2016 | Divorce
Risa Garon

You and your child started talking about graduation -- the preparation, event and celebration afterwards. Uh oh, what about the child's other parent?

Filing For Divorce In Spring? Avoid These 6 Perilous Mistakes!

Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq. | Posted 04.25.2016 | Divorce
Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq.

Deciding to divorce is not easy, and unfortunately, the divorce process itself sets people up to make mistakes. You may be angry, sad, scared, or filled with anxiety over ending your marriage...and now you have the prospect of becoming entangled with the court system. If you are not careful, even small oversights or errors you make can result in a more difficult and costlier divorce.

7 Tell Tale Signs of Impending Divorce!

Tiffany Beverlin | Posted 04.18.2016 | Divorce
Tiffany Beverlin

People ask me why divorce is so painful, I always answer with this, it generally isn't recent sharp pain, but a dull slow death, an awareness that all is not right between you and your spouse

What Happens In A Post-Marriage America?

James J. Sexton | Posted 04.15.2016 | Divorce
James J. Sexton

So let's take some inventory here. Post-marriage could lead to post-capitalism, post-climate change, post-Pinterest, post-overpopulation (I know this one is grim) and post-passive aggression. Sounds pretty good, doesn't it?

Our 3-Course Meal Separation Recovery Recipe

Mario & Diane Cloutier | Posted 04.14.2016 | Divorce
Mario & Diane Cloutier

Whether you are a man or a woman, you need to read this carefully if you're amongst the "I DIDN'T SEE IT COMING GUYS..." Maybe you heard him or her saying on the way out "It's not you...It's me." And you bought that. So perhaps you've been repeating to your pals and to yourself: "We had it all! We had the perfect relationship!"

Tend To It

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 04.08.2016 | Divorce
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

He was walking across the university campus. The ancient buildings were the perfect backdrop on that fall day as I caught his smile and slight nod as ...

Over 50? You're More Likely to be Divorced Than Widowed...

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 04.05.2016 | Divorce
Sharon Zarozny

Once upon a time, it was unthinkable for couples to divorce at mid-life and older. Today, for the first time ever, more people over 50 are divorced th...

Why Do Breakups Hurt Some People More Than Others?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

However, certain people have the inherent tendency to suffer from romantic loss more than others, and research suggests that this might have something to do with our attachment style.

6 Summer Vacation Tips for Divorced or Separated Parents

Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson | Posted 03.29.2016 | Divorce
Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson

It's an annual rite of Spring -- children are eagerly anticipating the end of the school year and the start of their summer break. The same can't be said for a number of divorced or separated parents.

When to Leave and When to Stay: How Do You Know When the Relationship Is Over?

Psyched in San Francisco | Posted 03.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Psyched in San Francisco

As a psychotherapist (and friend and colleague and daughter), I often find myself musing on this question: How does one make that decision -- to stay and fight or finally relinquish a romantic relationship?

5 Toxic People You Will Meet While Dating After Divorce

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 03.18.2016 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

Dating after divorce is tough territory and it needs to be done right and it can be, as long as you use common sense, date when you are truly ready, and avoid getting your heart invested with the wrong people.

A Healthy Send-Off to College

Risa Garon | Posted 03.09.2016 | Divorce
Risa Garon

Children are the ones who suffer when parents have had little or no communication; when one parent has borne all the education expenses; when a parent refuses to disclose financial information, necessary for receiving financial aid.