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January: The Month for Divorce

Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson | Posted 01.13.2017 | Divorce
Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson

Co-authored by Alan Plevy, Co-founding Principal at SmolenPlevy January is a time for resolutions; whether it is committing ourselves to losing weig...

The Kind Of People Who Divorce

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 12.14.2016 | Divorce
Abby Rodman, LICSW

Years ago, a therapist asked me point-blank, "What the f*ck are you doing in this marriage, Abby?"

Tips to Survive the Holidays for Divorced Parents

Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson | Posted 12.02.2016 | Divorce
Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson

Co-authored by Alan Plevy, Co-founding Principal at SmolenPlevy Divorce is difficult for children and their parents at any time of the year, but it c...

'Reconciling With My Ex-Husband But His Family Still Hates Me'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 11.21.2016 | Divorce
Samantha Rodman PhD

How do I handle his family if we reconcile?  He did stand up for me at the time, but now he is insisting that I let it go because he doesn't want to deal with it.  He says me and his family just have to "get over it" if we get back together, otherwise it's pointless.

California Child Support: The 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions Answered

Fred Silberberg | Posted 10.13.2016 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

How is it determined? Child support in California is based on a statewide guideline. The formula by which it is determined is rather complex.

Why Is It So Hard To Get Over A Breakup?

Moshe Ratson | Posted 10.12.2016 | Divorce
Moshe Ratson

The process of breaking up may be easy, it is the aftermath and cluster of feelings that is hard to face. Whether you were in a happy relationship or a toxic one -- getting over the breakup takes time and a lot of mental effort.

When Your Mom Asks You To Choose Between Her And Your Little Girl

Tammy Bleck | Posted 10.07.2016 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

I promised I would take care of her forever, watch over, protect, and never leave her. I made that promise to my mom when I was 5. I broke it 40 years later.

Cookie Johnson Reveals What Led To A Secret 2-Week Separation From Magic Johnson

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.13.2017 | OWN

Cookie Johnson has been married to basketball icon Magic Johnson for 25 years, so she’s often addressing probing questions about her relationship, b...

Those Times When Co-Parenting Sucks

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.14.2016 | Divorce
Galina Nemirovsky

I recently wrote about how terrific successful co-parenting could be, but I wanted to bring a little light to many times it totally SUCKS: When you'r...

I'm Part of the Divorce Welcoming Committee

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.12.2016 | Divorce
Galina Nemirovsky

When I was getting divorced, no one told me, "Congratulations!" or "Good job!" Instead, they frowned, rubbed my shoulders and wanted to cry. Only, I w...

When You Find Yourself to be a Divorce Inspiration

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.12.2016 | Divorce
Galina Nemirovsky

I've never thought of myself as a trailblazer for anything (see Late Bloomer Club) but lately my small group of friends has me feeling like a pseudo-e...

Our Father, Who Art In heaven

Cate Montana | Posted 09.02.2016 | Religion
Cate Montana

I've been a guest speaker at a lot of different churches lately, mostly Unity and Centers for Spiritual Living, talking about "The Heart of the Matter" - a two-part series on the nature of the ego.

4 Ways To Protect Your Kids Online After Divorce

Cherie Morris | Posted 08.22.2016 | Divorce
Cherie Morris

It's important to figure out how to make sure they are safe whether you are co-parenting, parallel parenting or even if the other parent is doing none of this with you.

Conscious Uncoupling In The Suburbs

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 08.15.2016 | Parents
Carolyn Ossorio

There are no statistics for couples living "consciously uncoupled" in America. But it's about being true to ourselves and teaching our kids to follow their own path, not someone else's idea of how we should live our lives.

Do You Want To Be Right? Or Do You Want To Be Happy?

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 08.04.2016 | Divorce
Robin Amos Kahn

Here's what I learned that would have been helpful at the time. You do not have to rush, unless there are financial arrangements that have to be made, but a final divorce agreement can wait until you've had some time to process the feelings.

How to Survive Divorce: Rediscover Yourself... And Eat Lots Of Pizza

Katherine Macfarlane | Posted 08.02.2016 | Divorce
Katherine Macfarlane

Divorce is an excruciating experience. But life goes on.

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...