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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.

What I Really Want To Tell My Toddlers About Our Divorce

Erin Lindstrom | Posted 03.02.2016 | Divorce
Erin Lindstrom

You see, Daddy and I believe in love and that each of us deserves to have an over the moon in-love experience, and sadly, that's not what we have. Our separation is our mutual decision to give ourselves another shot at that kind of love. Your Dad is wonderful and he deserves to be with someone who loves him in that over the moon way. And so do I.

Moving On From The Marital House

Kira Gould | Posted 02.25.2016 | Divorce
Kira Gould

Some of the first things anyone facing divorce thinks is "Where am I going to live? Who's going to move out? Can I afford to keep the house?" It's nor...

Single Parenthood for Beginners

Matthew Williams | Posted 02.19.2017 | Parents
Matthew Williams

Daddy. There is no sweeter sound in the world than the word Daddy from the mouths of your children. Of course there are also times when its sound is...

This Is When I Knew It Was Over

Helena Bala | Posted 02.16.2017 | Divorce
Helena Bala

This entry is part of a project called Craigslist Confessional. I have spent the last year and a half anonymously meeting people on Craigslist and lis...

Parenting After Separation or Divorce

Hanif Virani | Posted 02.08.2017 | Divorce
Hanif Virani

Family life is pretty hectic these days and managing your children's schedules can feel overwhelming at the best of times, especially when you are handling it from two separate homes. Here are some tips and suggestions to help you manage co-parenting after separation or divorce.

Divorce Confidential: Parental Child Abduction in Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.04.2017 | 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 01.19.2017 | 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 01.14.2017 | 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 12.29.2016 | 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.